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Seeing Your Own Doctor In a Workers Compensation Case

Workers Compensation

In Missouri the law requires your employer to pay for any medical treatment you may require as a result of your work injury and Workers Compensation case but that does not mean that when you suffer a work injury you are free to go to any doctor you wish and obtain any treatment you like without caveat.  While your employer must pay the cost of the medical treatment in your Workers Compensation case the law also affords them the ability to choose what doctors you will see and while you have the ability to go to any doctor, a visit to a doctor not chosen by your employer may mean that you have to pay the cost of that visit out of your own pocket.

The way that the system is setup makes it very important for you to have a Workers Compensation Lawyer on your side.  An unfortunate consequence of this arrangement is that in many cases the employer will send their injured worker to a doctor that will either under diagnose the problem or recommend less treatment than may be necessary to fully address the work injury.  When this happens your Workers Compensation Lawyer can work to help you obtain additional treatment or obtain payment for medical bills that were accrued from doctors you visited without the consent of your employer.

If you have a Workers Compensation claim and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

You Need to Request Medical Treatment in Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation

If you have been injured at work the Workers Compensation system that you will be forced into is very different than if you were injured in your everyday life.  That means that one of the first things you should do is contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer but even before you do that you will be best served by immediately requesting medical care for your Workers Compensation injury from your employer.

In a Workers Compensation case it is important that you let your employer know that you suffered a Workers Compensation injury early and often; additionally, it is equally important that you let your employer know that your injury requires medical care and you should request that your employer provide that care for for as long as you need it.  If your employer refuses to give you medical care for your Workers Compensation injury you should continue to request it even if you know the answer before you ask for it.

This course of action will allow your Workers Compensation Lawyer to do the best job possible for you.  Your repeated requests for medical treatment will be evidence that your Workers Compensation Lawyer will be able to use in showing that your employer knew about your accident, injury and need for treatment,as well as the employer’s liability for any medical bills you may personally incur as a result of your Workers Compensation case.

If you have a Workers Compensation case and would like to speak with a Workers Compensation Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.