Monday, July 20, 2009

My Employer Sent Me To Their Doctor Following An Injury. Is This Right?

NO, this is not ok! You have the absolute right to choose your doctor and you should do so immediately. If you believe that the companies doctor is acting in your best interest, you are very wrong! Company doctors often have contractual relationships with employers and are encouraged to return an injured employee back to work as soon as possible regardless of the nature and extent of their injury. Minnesota workers compensation laws allow YOU, the injured worker, the right to chose an doctor or health care provider at your employers expense (regardless of whether you have health insurance).

If you do not have a family physician or chiropractor and sustained a work related injury, my office would be happy to assist you in finding a health care professional in your area and assist you in getting your benefits paid. Contact me, Tom Atkinson, today at 651-324-9514 or visit my website at