Should I Trust A Doctor That My Company Is Requiring Me To Go To After My Work-Related Injury?
A: After a Florida work injury, your employer or their insurance company cannot require you to go to their company doctor. In fact, if your company is requesting that you visit their medical provider, you should be hesitant in doing so. The best option would be for you to consult with a local and experienced workers’ comp lawyer in Florida who will be able point you in the right direction and answer your questions about this situation.
There are some doctors out there that owe their livelihood to insurance companies and will report what they think the insurance companies want to hear. Going to a doctor like that will most likely hurt your Florida workers’ comp claim. Not all doctors participate in unethical behaviors, as there are many physicians who give neutral medical exams and provide a full and honest evaluation of injuries.
Before choosing a doctor, consult with a South Florida workers’ compensation lawyer who will be able to steer you in the right direction. The attorney most likely will be familiar with certain local doctors and the way they perform these medical evaluations.
Make sure you write down what the doctor asked you, how he examined you, if any tests were taken, and how long the exam lasted. It is a good idea to jot down these notes as soon as your appointment is over so that the exam is still clear in your mind. This will help your attorney when working on your Florida workers’ compensation case.
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