That’s a very good question. I oftentimes run into individuals who have an on the job injury, and they are directed by their employer to go see a specific doctor. They are told they must go see this doctor. Under the Industrial Insurance Act, that’s wrong.
Once an individual suffers and on the job injury, they can choose whichever doctor they want to see. If you’re an injured worker, you do not have to go see a doctor that your employer wants you to go see. One of the problems is that sometimes doctors, or clinics even, are contracted with employers. And you have to ask yourself as an injured worker, do you want to go see a doctor like that? Do you really think that the doctor, or that clinic, is going to be completely unbiased, since they have an economic or financial contract with their employer of injury?