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Written by attorney Robert E Wisniewski

Importance of Understanding Right to Choose Your Own Doctor

It is common to feel like you have the inability to choose your own doctor when you are injured in a work related accident. In fact, your employer or their insurance company may try to push or get you treated and cared for by one of their doctors or clinics. However, it is important to know that in Arizona, you have the right to choose your own doctor. Arizona Workers’ Compensation law requires you to submit one examination by your company’s doctor, but otherwise, in most cases, you can choose your own doctor.

The right to choose your own treating physician is important, because the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act provides that the treating physician will make crucial decisions that will have a significant impact on your claim. The treating physician is responsible for providing the court with the length of time you will need to recover from your injury, the necessary medical treatment that you receive, and ultimately decides the overall amount that you will be compensated for your injury.

The Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski can assist you in selecting a treating physician who will provide you the care and treatment that you need based on your type of injury. Attorney Robert Wisniewski has worked with many Arizona doctors over the years and can help make suggestions to get you the care you deserve. Call his office at (602) 234-3700 to schedule a free consultation today.

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