What if I am unhappy with my medical treatment?
If you have filed a claim for compensation, you can ask that your case be scheduled for an evidentiary hearing (trial) to have the judge decide if the employer/insurer is required to provide you with additional medical treatment, such as specific testing, a referral to a specialist, or surgery. In rare cases, if the judge believes that the manner in which medical treatment is being provided may be endangering your health or recovery, the judge may allow you to select your own physician. The employee has the burden of proof on all issues, and medical evidence is required. For more information about these types of evidentiary hearings, read What to Expect If Your Case Goes to Trial.