Choosing the Right Workers’ Comp. Doctor

Workers’ compensation laws make it mandatory that you need a detailed medical report about the nature of your injury and the length of your recuperation period to file claims. So how do you find a workers’ comp. doctor who can furnish you with such a detailed report and ensure that your chances of receiving a fair claim amount, are increased? The following are some handy tips to help you find the right workers’ comp. doctor:

• Your lawyer might have some references for a competent workers’ comp. doctor who is not only experienced in treating occupational injuries, but is also well-versed in filling out the workers’ compensation forms that your state requires. If you live in and around the San Pedro area of California, your lawyer will probably direct you to us. For we, at PrimeMedical, have years of experience in treating workplace-related injuries or medical conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and various kinds of sprains, strains, lacerations, and burns.

• The Human Resources department of your company or someone you know who has had to deal with workers’ compensation claims may also help you find the right workers’ comp. doctor.

• When you have to choose a workers’ comp. doctor from among a list of many, ensure that you first speak to him to assess if he can provide you with a fair and unbiased medical report. Also research into the credential of the workers’ comp. doctor, ensure that he is licensed by the state medical board, and is specialized to treat your particular condition.

• It is always a wise policy to choose a doctor who is attached to a medical facility that is equipped to carry out all possible evaluation tests required in instances of occupational injuries, like stress test, audiograms, drug screenings, echocardiograms, and ultrasounds. This will spare you the trouble of running around from one facility to another, should you be recommended to take multiple such tests.

Also spare yourself the trouble of looking around for a workers’ comp. doctor who fulfills all the above criteria by scheduling an appointment with our doctors specialized in dealing with workplace-related medical conditions. Call us at 310-548-0201.

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