Under New York Workers’ Compensation Law you have the right to select any authorized physician for the treatment of your work related injury. Many companies, however, push their injured employees to treat with the company doctor.

Many company doctors have cozy relationships with employers, which makes it difficult for the injured employee to get good care. Many injured employees find the care from company doctors to be impersonal, unsympathetic, and even downright substandard. In some cases, the employers pressure company doctors, which interferes with the normal doctor patient relationship and may result in the injured employee being released to work prematurely.

So how can this be avoided? You must maintain control of your medical treatment. In other words, see the doctor of your choosing. Please come back for my next blog post in which I discuss the problems created by working under the table.

Thanks for reading,
Eric L. Johnson
Ziff, Weiermiller, Hayden & Mustico, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
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