The Workers’ Comp Medical Exam

If you file an Iowa workers’ compensation claim after an injury, you will likely need to undergo a medical examination by one of the insurance company’s physicians. This is to determine the extent of your injuries, and therefore the benefits to which you are entitled. The doctor will also be looking for any signs of permanent damage or disability related to your injuries.

If you disagree with this doctor’s conclusions, you have the right to a second examination performed by a doctor of your choice. Unfortunately, asserting your rights as an injured employee can be far more complex than it should be. If you need any assistance in the fight for adequate compensation, call the Iowa workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.

Tips for Your Exam

Many people feel apprehensive about upcoming exams with insurance company doctors; after all, they have an incentive to downplay the symptoms you are suffering. A few tips that can help your exam run more smoothly and conclude successfully are:

  • Try to arrive a few minutes early. There will probably be a lot of paperwork to fill out before the exam begins.
  • Bring lots of documentation with you to the exam. This may include x-rays, doctor’s notes, prescriptions, and any other information from the immediate treatment you received after your injury. Documentation of any ongoing symptoms will also be useful. This will help keep the exam short and provide evidence of your claims.
  • Answer the doctor’s questions honestly but concisely. You do not want to accidentally say anything that could be used against you. Just stick to the basic facts.

Do not get too nervous about your workers’ compensation medical exam. Remember that you have the right to a second opinion from a more objective doctor. If you experience any difficulty pursuing this right, our Iowa workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.

Contact Us

Your Iowa lawyers, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. offer legal assistance for a variety of workers’ compensation disputes. Contact our offices today at (515) 705-0233.

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