Injured Worker can’t switch to Doctor in Different Specialty


Injured workers are not entitled to switch from an authorized physician to a doctor in a different specialty if they do not receive a timely response to their request to change doctors under their workers compensation claim, a Florida appellate court has ruled.

Brenton Davis, the defendant in the case, was injured in June 2014 while working for Gallatin, Tennessee-based Servpro Industries Inc., court records show. Servpro was insured for workers comp at that time by Lakeland, Florida-based RetailFirst Insurance Co.

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