Newark, NJ asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey

Q: Do I have any kind of right to say which doctor I want to go to related to a workers comp claim?

My employer wants to send me to some quack who I don't trust.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation law you do not have the right to choose your doctor(s) for a workers' comp injury. Hence, the reason they call it authorized treatment. You can request to see someone else if you feel badly about the doctor you are scheduled to see or are currently treating with but, most likely, the carrier will not provide a second opinion with out the assistance of an attorney on your side.

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