Question: If my employer tells me I do not need to see a doctor, what do I do?
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If you think you need to see a doctor immediately, go to the local emergency room or your primary care physician. In Kansas the employer and/or their insurance carrier have the right to choose and authorize medical treatment. If they refuse to provide medical care there is a procedure called a preliminary hearing that you can access in an effort to get a Court Order for medical care. It takes approximately 5-8 weeks from when you start this process until you actually have the hearing. In the meantime, you should obtain whatever medical treatment is reasonable and necessary and keep your employer updated on your medical condition and treatment.
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