Dealing with an injury at work can be challenging. Your injuries could take a long time to heal, leaving you unable to work and unsure if you will be able to pay your bills.
In the midst of an injury and climbing bills, another expense at the doctor’s office may sound intimidating. However, seeing a doctor can be a critical part of your workers’ compensation case while supporting your health.
Here’s how your doctor visit can support your workers’ compensation case and your road to recovery.
Support for your injury
An essential part of recovering from your injury is getting appropriate medical care. People tend to inaccurately judge how serious their injury is and what steps they need for recovery.
When you have help from trained medical professionals and therapists, they can talk to you about your recovery goals and what steps you need to take.
Support for your case
Just as an injured person may not accurately assess their injury, it is also true for employers who want their employee back at work. These opinions can interfere with the workers’ compensation claim if there is not another assessment from a medical professional. If too much time passes between your injury and when you see the doctor, it can be challenging to connect your injury to the incident at work.
Your appointments with your medical team also provide a documented timeline of your injury and recovery. Their notes and opinions can emphasize your statements that you cannot perform certain types of work.
Visiting your doctor after an injury at work can help you support your claim and get the medical care you need. You should talk to an experienced professional about your injury and the steps you should follow.