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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

I do not like the doctor that the workers’ compensation carrier has referred me to. Can I change doctors and go to a physician of my choice?

Yes, but you must first seek approval from your employer to see a different doctor. If they refuse, it is best to make a Motion with the Industrial Commission before seeking further care with another physician. We can assist you with that.

Of course, in emergency circumstances, you may seek treatment on your own, and then seek approval later; however it must be a real emergency, and you must seek Commission approval as soon as possible after your treatment. Again, it is always better, if possible, to seek Commission approval first and get an Order requiring your employer to provide you with the treatment that you seek.

Virginia Beach Office

5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
(by appointment only)
507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.