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How the Doctor You Choose Can Impact Your Workers' Comp Claim

If sustaining an injury wasn’t bad enough, filing a workers’ compensation claim can add more weight to an already stressful situation. If you were recently injured on the job, we want to not only help you heal quickly but also get you the compensation you deserve.

Before heading to your primary care physician or the hospital nearest you, it’s important to understand what role your doctor has in treating you and helping you win your case.

In a workers’ compensation claim, your doctor will be responsible for:

Diagnosing and Treating You

Regardless of why you come to Bloomfield, our number one goal is always to get you back on your feet. However, workers’ compensation cases need to be handled with a certain level of care. In order to file a workers’ compensation claim, it’s critical to prove that you were examined by a medical professional.

You should always visit a doctor or urgent care facility immediately after a work accident, as insurance companies are wary of people who visit the doctor days or months after the incident took place.

Deciding Your Restrictions (at Work and Home)

Your doctor will have the final say on what you can and can’t do, both at work and home. If your job requires you to lift or move heavy objects, your doctor can explain to your employer why your injury now prevents you from doing so. If your injury is severe, you may need several days or weeks off of work. It will be up to your doctor to decide when you can partially or fully return to work.

Filing and Submitting Paperwork

It’s important to remember that your claim is a legal case. Your doctor will have to provide evidence, paperwork, and potentially even testify on your behalf. Your doctor is also responsible for filling out and submitting paperwork on time. If he or she is inexperienced with the workers’ compensation process, your doctor could be the reason your claim is denied.

At Bloomfield, our medical team focuses on keeping our rates low and up-front while making sure we help you complete all necessary paperwork so your claim is processed right.

Visit our walk-in clinic today for workplace injury care (no appointments are necessary!). For more information, call (248) 230-2918 for Bloomfield, (734) 404-7508 for Plymouth, or simply contact us online.

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