What If I Don’t Like My Workers’ Comp Doctor?

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t like my workers’ comp doctor?

Answer: Request to change doctors.

As stated in the Texas Labor Code, you have the right to choose your treating doctor in a workers’ compensation claim. If, following your injury or illness, you were seen by the company doctor, then you only have 10 days to find a different doctor otherwise the company doctor becomes, by law, your treating doctor.

If you are unhappy with your initial choice of treating doctor, you have the right to request to change doctor’s by submitting DWC-Form 53, Employee’s Request to Change Treating Doctor. Simply fill out the form and send it to the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Read more about Choosing a Good Workers’ Comp Doctor in Texas

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