I do not like the company doctor. Can I quit seeing him and go see my own doctor?
Under Missouri workers' compensation law, the employer has the right to direct the medical treatment. That means the employer gets to choose your doctors. You can always ask the employer to allow you to go to a different doctor, and a good employer may accomodate that request and select a different doctor for you to see. However, most employers are going to require you to go to the doctor they choose (or tell you that you have to go to whomever the workers' compensation insurance carrier tells you to see). If you feel that the "company doctor" is actually endangering your health, then you may be able to ask an administrative law judge to order a change in medical provider. You will most likely need legal assitance to do this, so please call us at 877-315-8111 if you think you are in danger due to the treatment you are receiving from the company doctor.