3 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Meet Your Workers’ Comp Doctor

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Meet Your Workers’ Comp Doctor

If you work in Florida you are more than likely covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should you get hurt while doing your job. Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation says that Florida employers must have workers’ compensation coverage for their workforce.

A workplace injury is upsetting and distressing for any employee. Knowing that there may be time away from work, that there will need to be medical appointments and procedures to heal, and being unsure of what is ahead in the aftermath of the injury event can be nerve-wracking. 

If you were injured while on the job in Orlando, please call the Orlando workers’ compensation attorneys at the Vaughan Law Group. The talented legal team at the Vaughan Law Group can help injured workers through the workers’ compensation system and with their claim for compensation.

What Should Injured Workres’ Discuss with Their Workers’ Comp Doctor?

3 Things You Shouldn't Do When You Meet Your Workers' Comp DoctorIt is important for injured workers to understand that unless their workplace injuries require emergency treatment, they must see one of the approved doctors listed with their employer’s insurance. Seeing a doctor that is not on the approved list could mean forfeiture of medical expenses being paid by the insurance.

The information in your independent medical exam will weigh heavily on your workers’ compensation case. This is why it is critically important that the most productive and supportive report be issued.

When injured workers see the approved medical provider, they should be clear and honest with how they feel and all of the pain and issues they are having. But there are also things that an injured employee should not say when they see the doctor including:

  1. While you have to be honest and open about how you are feeling and what where your physical bodily harm is located, do not inflate or overstate the problems. Doing so could make the doctor think you are being untruthful about the extent of your harm. This is because your doctor has seen many injuries and knows what to expect. Also, your doctor will test you to verify how severe your injuries are. If your doctor believes you are being disingenuous, you could have your claim denied.
  2. You are seeing your doctor get a medical diagnosis and treatment plan, not to slander or knock your employer. This behavior can make the doctor have a negative impression of you and even of your claims of physical bodily harm.
  3. Be honest and do not tell untruths. Absolutely, in every case give answers that are honest and true. Including information of past harm you have sustained and previous injuries. When you describe your workplace injury accident give every exact detail about what actually happened, and do not make up events or try to hide any.

Speak to an Orlando Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

The Orlando injury lawyers at the Vaughan Law Group can help you protect your Florida workers’ compensation claim. This includes what you should say to your doctor and what you should never say, and more. To schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at the Vaughan Law Group, please call (407) 648-1426.