WATCH OUT FOR THE DOCTOR TRICK
If you have been injured at work, your next step is an important one– choosing a doctor. Your employer may try to steer you towards a doctor of their choice. Do not accept this recommendation. Many times employers have implicit agreements with doctors to release injured employees to work with no restrictions. This is done in an attempt to reduce the work comp liability of the employer and make it seem as if the injury is not that serious, even if the employee suffered a truly serious injury. Your employer may even tell you that you are REQUIRED to go to the doctor of their choice. This is not true. Under Minnesota work comp law, the injured employee has the absolute right to choose the medical provider of their choice.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOCTOR FOR YOUR MINNESOTA WORK COMP CASE
So, the next question is who do you choose? This step is not as simple as it sounds. Many doctors will not take patients who are involved in workers’ compensation litigation. Some other providers will accept you as a patient but will not be helpful in assisting the patient in regards to the workers’ compensation case. They are unwilling to write the types of reports that can help your Burnsville Minnesota work comp case. Choosing a doctor who can both assist you in getting better and be helpful in regards to your workers’ compensation claim can be the difference between winning and losing your case.
OUR BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA WORK COMP LAWYERS CAN HELP YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOCTOR
The initial choice can have a major impact on your case. Because we have handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, our Minnesota work comp lawyers know which doctors are helpful for you and your case. Contact our experienced Minnesota work comp lawyers today if you have questions about your Minnesota workers’ compensation injury or your medical treatment. Our Minnesota work comp attorneys offer free consultations on all work comp cases. Call us today 651-222-6603.
Josh has been representing injured workers for over 10 years. Josh was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Mr. Stokka alson received his law degree from the Hamline University School of Law. During law school, Josh clerked at a Minnesota law firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Prior to practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Josh clerked for a judge in the 7th Judicial District in Minnesota. This valuable experience gave him insight into how judges think, do their jobs behind the scene, and how to frame a case in order to obtain a favorable result. Now, he focuses 100% of his practice on defending injured workers in Minnesota.