Medical Exams for Workers’ Comp Claims
As a part of the process for receiving workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace accident, you will required to submit to a medical examination by a physician provided by the insurer. For the insurance company, this examination helps them to evaluate your condition with a skilled professional in order to determine what benefits, if any, you will receive for your injury. While doctors are bound to evaluate you professionally and truthfully, they often have incentive from the insurance company to provide the minimum diagnoses necessary and recommend as little compensation as possible.
If you believe you have been the victim of an unfair decision at a workers’ compensation medical examination, the experienced Lafayette worker’s compensation attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Contact us at 910-488-1600 today to discuss your situation with a committed and capable legal representative.
Tips for the Examination
In order to make sure you are best prepared to represent your condition honestly, accurately, and in a manner that will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to, observe the following guidelines as you prepare for your exam:
- Be ready to fully explain how the injury took place, what treatment has been implemented thus far, the extent of your symptoms, and your relevant medical history.
- Get to the office with time to spare. This will allow you to fill out any necessary paperwork and help demonstrate that you are serious about the process.
- Be sure to answer the questions the doctor has simply and accurately. Embellishments can actually hurt your evaluation, so be sure to remain truthful.
With the assistance of a skilled attorney, you will have the advance knowledge and guidance you need to help move your claim along as quickly and successfully as possible.
If your medical examination was carried out in an unreasonable manner that may have led to a denial of benefits for your injury, an experienced Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyer from Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, can help. Contact us by calling 910-488-1600 for an initial consultation.