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One Simple Tip: How to Find a Doctor After a Work Injury

You’ve been severely injured on the job, but for some reason, the doctor your insurance company sent you to doesn’t seem to understand what’s wrong. They’re not listening to you, they’re not prescribing what you need, and you don’t feel any better. If anything, you’re feeling pressured to return to work before you feel healthy. At the same time, you're not sure how to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about your injuries.

Consider calling a workers' compensation lawyer. We can hear your question: "what can an attorney do?" We can help you find a new doctor that will address your unique needs while helping secure your future. The right specialists can help you recover faster, heal better, and get back to regular life sooner. More importantly, the right specialist can be your ally in a workers' compensation claim, helping you get the resources you need.

Below, we talk about why attorneys are the best directories for good doctors, and why you should call Arnold & Itkin LLP if you've been injured on the job.

How the Process Usually Goes

If you have been injured on the job and need to see a doctor in order to receive your workers' compensation benefits, you have the legal right to choose your own physician. If you’re like many American workers, your injuries require more than a general practitioner. Unfortunately, like many Americans, you likely don’t know where to find a reputable specialist in your area, or how to know if a doctor is as good as they say.

Most people begin their search by asking the basic questions:

  • Is the doctor's office near your home or work?
  • What insurance does the physician accept?
  • What are the doctor's office hours?
    • How does the doctor handle emergencies after hours?
  • How long do appointments usually last?
  • Who sees patients when the regular physician is away or unavailable?

All of these questions will help you find the doctor that best fits your needs for a normal injury. However, when it comes to work injuries, your doctor may have to provide testimony or written reports on your condition. That means you’ll need to find a specialist who is adept at writing and speaking clearly, who is experienced with providing reliable legal testimony. That’s where an attorney can help.

One Easy Way to Find a Good Doctor & Recover Better

Arnold & Itkin LLP has experience representing workers’ compensation cases all over the country. In order to adequately prove the extent of an injury, we work with renowned medical professionals from every specialty. They provide testimony regarding our clients, and we are able to give our clients better outcomes.

However, that has provided an unexpected benefit to our clients: we know the best doctors. We have formed relationships with doctors in every practice area who have a proven record of high-quality care. We send our clients to specialists in every field, from orthopedic care to counselors for post-traumatic stress. Our clients get the best care possible while strengthening their case—it’s an advantageous arrangement in every way.

With the help of our team of lawyers, you can go beyond the basics and choose a doctor that is not just accessible to you, but is well respected and more likely to help you receive the benefits you’re entitled to. We know where doctors attended medical school; we know about their specialties, certifications, their hospital affiliations; and, most importantly, we know their record of patient care.

“I Can’t Afford a Nationally-Renowned Doctor”

Another reason to call our attorneys: we cover the costs of your care while we work on your case. We take care of our own—forming lasting relationships is a cornerstone of our practice. When you’re hurt, we don’t want to let you settle for a doctor who won’t know how to get you well. Our physicians make sure you’re emotionally, physically, and mentally recovered as much as possible before you go back to living your life.

After suffering an on-the-job injury, your main focus should be on recovering and returning to your regular activities. The best way to do this is with the help of the right doctor. Once you have found the physician that will help you return to health, our team of experienced workers' compensation attorneys can begin the process of ensuring you receive the financial compensation you need to pay your medical bills and move forward.