As you may have noticed, we offer services to those who have been injured on the job. While we do work with some companies to provide this service to their employees, we will also help diagnose and treat people with work injuries whose companies are not partnered with us.
When you are hurt on the job, your company will send you to a clinic or doctor that they have partnered with for handling workers’ compensation claims. However, there are many good reasons to get a second opinion from an independent doctor for work injuries.
When you are hurt on the job, a workers’ compensation insurance company and their partnered clinic will handle your workers’ compensation claim and your diagnosis and treatment. These professionals are working on the side of the employer, not the employee. For this reason, some less ethical doctors may not give a full examination for an accurate diagnosis. They may also downplay the severity of your injury and refuse to allow for reasonable limitations.
If you feel that your injury is worse than the doctor claims, or if you feel that the prescribed treatment is not helping you heal, it is important to get a second opinion. The second opinion from an independent doctor is much more likely to include a very thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan. If the diagnosis and treatment are the same as already recommended, you will have peace of mind that it will heal appropriately. But if the independent doctor finds otherwise, you may need to talk to an attorney.
If you have been injured on the job, do not put your health at risk. Make sure that you will heal properly by getting a second opinion on your work injury and treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or for more information.