A common question I receive as a worker’s compensation attorney is: Can I go to any doctor I want and have it paid for by my employer’s insurance company?
Answer: First, you have a right to see your own doctor for treatment of your work-related injuries. In fact, under Wisconsin worker’s compensation laws you have the right to choose two medical providers. This can be two separate medical clinics, a doctor and a chiropractor or a variety of providers as long as no more than two. Some employers want you to go see a doctor that treats many of their employees. You do not have to go see the doctor your employer chooses for you. If you live in a community bordering another state and want to see a doctor outside of your state you must get approval from the carrier before they are obligated to pay for the medical treatment.