The Workers’ Comp Medical Exam
Before you are able to receive any compensation for a workplace injury, you may need to complete an examination by one of the insurance provider’s physicians. This is a reasonable requirement on the surface, but unfortunately it does not always follow reasonable protocol. Insurance company physicians are generally professionals who perform their jobs well, but they do have an incentive to minimize your diagnosis and compensation.
None of this is a reason to panic, of course. There are steps you can take to prepare for your medical examination. In addition, if the doctor’s final decision is unfair the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you protect your rights. Call us at 877-327-2600.
Preparing for the Exam
To make your exam a little easier for both you and the doctor, try some of the following tips:
- Before you go to the doctor’s office, prepare a written account of your symptoms and medical history, the circumstances of your accident, and how you have been managing it. That way, you will be prepared for the questions the doctor will likely ask.
- Try to get to the doctor’s office early. Being on time will show that you are taking your case seriously; additionally, there will probably be paperwork to fill out.
- Answer the doctor’s questions as honestly and concisely as you can. Exaggerations and unsolicited information should be avoided.
Our Des Moines workplace injury attorneys can provide further tips and information about workers’ compensation medical examinations.
The workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strive to offer excellent legal services to injured employees. Contact us at 877-327-2600.