Am I Allowed To See A Doctor Of My Choice For My Work Injury?

/ July 23rd, 2018

If your claim has been accepted as compensable by the workers’ compensation insurance company, the insurance company has the right to direct your medical care, which includes choosing your physician. However, there is a statutory provision which allows you to seek an independent medical evaluation either by agreement with the insurance company or by motion at the North Carolina Industrial Commission. You are also always entitled to a second opinion on your “permanent partial disability rating” or “PPD” if you are assessed such rating.