In North Carolina, you are required to see any doctor your employer designates to determine your work-related injuries and illness. You can also see your own doctor for treatment, but those records may not be accepted by your employer. It’s important to keep in mind that any doctor evaluating your injuries or illness and treating your health issues can greatly impact your workers’ compensation or disability benefits.
If you have any reservations regarding the doctor that was provided to you, it's important to speak with a trusted attorney. It is the doctor's responsibility to remain neutral and unbiased when evaluating your injuries. Unfortunately, you never know what outside conflicts of interest may influence them into a biased evaluation. Hiring an experienced Wilmington, NC lawyer, can help you evaluate the situation and determine whether your injuries have been unfairly downplayed
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