No. If you choose a different doctor or choose to stop seeing the workers’ compensation treating physician, then your benefits may be terminated or suspended for unjustifiable refusal of medical treatment. In Virginia, once an authorized treating physician has been established, that is the only doctor the insurance carrier has to pay. If you seek treatment with a non‑authorized treating physician, you will be responsible for paying for that treatment. There are ways to get a new treating physician but it is difficult and best to discuss strategy with your attorney.
Injured Workers Law Firm 2016-10-30T13:43:22+00:00