A Company Physician v. Personal Physician When Injured On-the-Jobhttps://www.horwitzlaw.com/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Mark Weissburg Mark Weissburg https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/a3082073bb0378426933aa27cde6f8a9?s=96&d=wp_user_avatar&r=g
A common theme to many of the questions we’re asked by injured workers involves the treatment and diagnosis provided by a company physician.
The situation is frequently as follows: a worker is injured and reports to his supervisor, who recommends an exam by the company physician. The company physician may be on the worksite full time, or someone the company contracts with who is located off-site in a private medical office.
Many workers comply with their company’s request and will begin treatment with their company’s physician. Often an employee feels that treatment by a company physician is a requirement. They trust that the company recognizes their injury and has their best interests at heart when providing care.