Here's What to Do If Your Doctor Says Your Injury Is Not Work-Related
Employment Workers' Compensation
Summary: If your doctor says your work injury is not work-related, seek a second opinion from a qualified healthcare provider. Consult a Missouri workers' compensation attorney to learn more about legal options and file a claim.
Suffering an injury at work can be a traumatic experience that can leave you feeling helpless, especially if your doctor says your injury is not work-related. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario that many workers in Missouri face and it can be frustrating to deal with the repercussions of an injury that workers' compensation may not cover.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is essential to seek legal help immediately. A workers' compensation attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for your injury.
Here are a few steps to follow if your doctor says that your injury is not work-related:
Ask for a Second Opinion
Your employer or its insurance company may have a doctor that they require you to see for evaluation after you've been injured at work. However, it's important to remember that these doctors may have a vested interest in minimizing your injuries, and they may not always give you an accurate diagnosis.
If a doctor says that your injury is not work-related, obtaining a second opinion from an impartial and qualified healthcare provider is crucial. To learn more about the most effective ways to get a second opinion, consult a workers' compensation attorney. They can provide information on the appropriate steps to take and the best way to approach the situation.
Consult a Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you've been injured at work, speaking with a Missouri workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible is essential. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex workers' compensation system and ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Your attorney can also help you understand the medical evidence required to prove that your injury is work-related and guide you through the process of appealing a denied claim.
File a Workers' Compensation Claim
If your injury is work-related, you should file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you prepare and file the necessary paperwork and ensure your claim is filed correctly.
If your claim is denied, your attorney can help you appeal the decision and provide the evidence required to prove that your injury is work-related.
Speak With an Experienced Workers Compensation Attorney
If you've been injured on the job and the doctor says your injury is not work-related, it is highly recommended that you seek legal help. A Missouri workers' compensation attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for your injury. Don't let an injury at work go untreated. Seek help and guidance from an experienced attorney today.
Call the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann 24/7 at (314) 361-4300 for a free case evaluation.
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