When a Georgia Workplace Accident Leads to an Independent Medical Exam (Part B)

When You Disagree with the Results of Your Independent Medical Exam

If you do not agree with the results of your independent medical exam for your Georgia workplace accident whether it is concerning:  

  • the diagnosis of your condition;
  • the extent of your injuries; and
  • the medical care being recommended, you can ask to see another doctor. 

Having your request met is best done with legal representation on your side. Your Atlanta workplace injury attorney can piece together a good argument for the change in doctors. Also, if you find that the next doctor is not satisfactory, then your attorney can request a hearing to determine if you can change doctors yet again.

After a workplace accident, one of the more common problems that employees run into is concerning the timeframe in which they return to work. If the doctor says that you must return to work, at whatever point that is, you have to at least attempt it. Even if you do not agree, there must be an effort made.

Once you have gone back to work and you are experiencing pain or other disabling symptoms, then you should make a record of this. You should then go back to the doctor and report what you are experiencing. 

If your doctor dismisses what you have reported and does not allow for additional time off from work, then it may become necessary to contact your Atlanta workplace injury attorney. Your lawyer can determine if you need to be re-evaluated again.

After a workplace accident, you want to know that your claim will be handled properly. You also want to know that your injuries will be taken seriously and treated in the best manner possible. Attempting to accomplish this on your own is not a good idea. Seeking legal help is the best way to protect your rights as a worker.

Contacting an Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorney

If you were injured at work, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 404-842-7838.