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How do I know I’m getting the right medical care after a work injury?

| Jun 11, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

In Iowa, the workers’ compensation laws are created to make sure that you get the right compensation and care following an injury. Making sure you get the right diagnosis and treatment is an essential part of getting you back to work following an injury or helping you get the disability compensation you need.

As a worker who is hurt on the job, you have a right to quality medical treatment. That treatment should be given to you promptly and have all the necessary expenses covered. If there are any issues with your workers’ compensation claim, then those problems could cause you additional stress or hurt your financial stability, so it is important to make sure your claim does go through and that you’re getting all the care that you are entitled to.

Why is it a good idea to work with a workers’ compensation attorney after you get hurt?

One good reason to work with an attorney is because they will help make sure that any care you’re receiving is reasonable and provided based on the recommended protocols for patients with your condition. For example, if you have an injury that would normally require surgery but you’ve only been given access to physical therapy, then that is something that your attorney could help you deal with.

It may also be important for you to get second opinions from other specialists or medical providers, and you may not be sure how to go about doing that. Your attorney may help you resolve issues with getting quality medical treatment or second opinions, so that you are sure that you’re getting all the care that you need for an injury. This may include helping you get treated by a physician of your choice or getting care with services that had previously been denied.

Get help when you’re dealing with complex workers’ compensation issues

Workers’ compensation can be tricky, but by understanding your right to quality care, you will be in a better position to help yourself as you recover. Take the time to get to know your legal rights, so you know where you stand.