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Often when you file a workers' compensation claim, your employer or the state will assign you to a doctor who will handle your medical treatment regarding your on the job accident. You will need to see this appointed doctor for all claims related to the injury. You are entitled to also see your personal doctor, but those medical bills may not be paid under the workers' compensation plan. The way you interact with your workers' comp doctor can greatly affect your workers' comp claim. Make sure that you let the doctor know how serious your injury is, and take copious notes on all doctor visits. It is important to have the support of your workers' comp doctor especially if your case ends up in court, as your workers' compensation lawyer will want to have as many medical opinions as possible on your side. At the end of the day, you're health is most important, so make sure to fight for the treatment you deserve.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|