Yes. In all cases, you have the sole right to choose your doctor. Your doctor is your biggest advocate in workers’ compensation. One of the biggest mistakes you can make early in your claim is letting your employer choose the doctor you see for your workplace injury. If you wish, you can choose your primary care provider or a local emergency room or urgent care facility for your first visit. Afterwards, you will need to see a doctor in the L&I provider network as your attending provider. These are often Occupational Medicine physicians or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians (PM&R), also known as physiatrists.