Am I entitled to emergency care?
An injured worker is entitled to emergency medical care at the expense of the employer. If you are injured on the job, then your medical expenses, including emergency care, should be covered by workers' compensation insurance carried by your employer.
Am I entitled to mileage to go to the doctor?
In many states, an injured employee is entitled to reimbursement for mileage expenses incurred in seeking medical care. The state workers' compensation law may provide a certain amount per mile that the employee is to be reimbursed for mileage driving to and from the medical provider.
Am I required to go to the company's doctor?
Frequently an employer will direct an injured employee to a specific doctor or clinic for medical attention and care. If you are injured on the job and have notified your employer of your injury, you may be able to choose your own medical care.
Changing doctors
State workers' compensation laws allow an injured worker to change his or her medical care from a physician appointed by the employer. Many states require that an employer post a list of eligible medical providers at the job site.
Medical care if injured on the job
Employees injured on the job are entitled to medical care at the expense of their employer. Reasonable and necessary medical expenses, including emergency care, surgical treatment, hospital care and follow-up visits, should be paid by your employer's workers' compensation insurance.
Selecting my own doctor
Most state laws on workers' compensation allow an injured worker to select his or her own doctor in certain circumstances. For instance, many states permit the employees to choose their own doctor when the employer does not provide or post a list of doctors at the job site.
What medical expenses are covered?
Under the workers' compensation law in most states, medical expenses incurred as a result of a work-related injury should be paid by the employer. State laws vary as to the authorization required for reimbursement of medical expenses.


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