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What Conflicting Medical Opinions Mean for Your Workers Comp Case

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Here’s how conflicting medical opinions could impact your workers’ compensation claim and what you can do to deal with this situation if it arises. Workers’ comp cases are often complicated. However, things can get really confusing when you add conflicting medical opinions into the mix. What does this mean for your case? How will it … Read more

Updated: June 12, 2022

4 Things Your Doctor Will Want to Know After a Work-Related Orthopedic Injury

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Here are four essential things the IME doctor will typically want to know after a work-related orthopedic injury. After suffering a work-related orthopedic injury, your employer’s insurer may request that you undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with their doctor. This is usually a one-time exam meant to help the insurer determine the nature and … Read more

Updated: December 7, 2021

What to Expect From Your Independent Medical Examination After a Work Injury

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It’s not uncommon for the insurance company to ask for an IME, and generally speaking, they are not necessarily a cause for alarm. When you suffer a work injury or have contracted an illness because of your job, and open the worker’s comp process, you will generally receive treatment by a doctor of your employer’s … Read more

Updated: November 17, 2020

How Diagnostic Tests Can Affect Your Workers Compensation Claim

Diagnostic testing may be requested by the insurance company in order to confirm an injured worker’s diagnosis. Diagnostic testing is a process of evaluating a person’s medical status to either reach or confirm a diagnosis. Testing takes on many forms, from X-rays, MRIs, blood tests, or even CAT scans. A medical professional will choose which … Read more

Updated: June 19, 2020

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation and How Does it Impact my Workers Comp Claim?

Your doctor may recommend a Functional Capacity Evaluation. If so, you are probably wondering what this means, and how it could impact your claim. FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) is a type of evaluation done to see if an injured worker has recovered enough from their injuries to go back to work. They are like physical … Read more

Updated: September 17, 2019

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor

Following the tips on this list will help keep you and your workers’ compensation doctor on the same page. One of the crucial steps in the workers’ compensation process is when you see your company doctor. The reason is that the extent of your damages informs your entire claim, and a doctor is the one … Read more

Updated: November 15, 2018