If you have been injured on the job, and are receiving treatment for that injury, it is extremely important that you communicate with the doctor about EVERYTHING that is bothering you. It is not unusual for serious injuries to have symptoms that don’t seem related at first. Nevertheless, these symptoms need to be treated, and if they are indeed related to the original injury, they should be covered by the workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, seemingly unrelated symptoms could be an indication that the injury is actually more severe than was first thought. The most important thing in any injury situation is that you get the best possible medical care, and because you are usually not able to see your own doctor, it is especially important to communicate as effectively as possible with the treating physician. If you believe that your treating physician is not treating your workplace injury appropriately, contact a dedicated Denver workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Robert Paysinger has been in practice for over thirty years. In that time, he has helped numerous injured Colorado workers who have had concerned about the quality of treatment they received after serious workplace accidents. Robert is a Denver workers’ comp attorney who possesses both the thorough understanding of workers’ compensation law and the legal expertise that you need to protect your rights, and ensure that you get both the medical care you deserve and the compensation from the insurance company that you are entitled to. If you have concerns about the quality of your medical care, Robert can help you navigate the workers’ compensation system.
Generally speaking, when you are injured on the job, you are not able to be treated by your regular family doctor. These designated providers are typically clinics that “specialize” in workplace injuries. Essentially, this means that they are paid by the workers’ comp insurance companies, and may be more concerned with the company’s bottom line than with your health. With this in mind, it is vital that you tell your treating physician everything about your condition. If your condition is more serious than it first appears, there may be seemingly unrelated symptoms that could be clues. For instance, if you injured your leg, but have been having headaches since the accident, you absolutely must tell the doctor about the headaches.
What If The Doctor Isn’t Listening to Me?
Unfortunately, people do sometimes feel that he doctor isn’t taking their concerns seriously. If you are concerned about this possibility, document the fact that you have informed the doctor of your condition. Writing a letter can be a good way of documenting your communication. A Denver workers’ compensation lawyer will tell you that what is important is that, if your case ends up in court, you don’t want anyone to be able to say that they didn’t know about some aspect of your condition. While everyone hopes that the professionals involved in their treatment will conduct themselves ethically and honorably, the sad fact is that you should never assume that they will. The more your case is documented, the more likely you will receive the full, fair value of your claim.
Contact Our Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact the Denver workers’ compensation law firm of Robert Paysinger immediately to protect your rights. Robert can ensure that you get the best possible medical care, that your doctors listen to you and take you seriously, and that you receive the full, fair value of your workers’ compensation claim. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Robert today at (303)279-0221.
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