Category: Spinal Cord Injury | Author: Stefano Sinicropi
Even if you don’t work an extremely physical job, odds are your back handles a lot of stress when you’re on the clock. If this stress overloads your spine, or you suffer direct trauma because of a mishap at work, you may end up missing time from work with a back injury. If you miss time from work or incur medical bills as a result of an on-the-job accident, it’s imperative that you connect with a spine specialist like Dr. Sinicropi to conduct your independent medical examination. We explain why he can be such an asset in today’s blog.
Choosing A Doctor After A Work Injury
Life will probably get a bit hectic after a work injury, and that’s completely normal. You may be worried about medical bills piling up, especially if you are unable to work because of your back injury, but instead of trying to work through the pain and risking a bigger injury, connect with a spine specialist so that you can get a fair workers’ compensation payment.
Your company may try to push you towards a specific doctor with a history of favorable outcomes for your employer, but remember that you can visit any provider of your choosing for your independent medical exam. This exam will provide the basis for your compensation claim, so you want to go to someone with extensive experience diagnosing spine problems and developing the right treatment plan. Dr. Sinicropi has done this for thousands of patients, and he’d be happy to add your name to the list should you find yourself recovering after a work injury.
By connecting with a specialist, you can ensure that a professional opinion plays into your compensation claim. You can say that your back hurts, but without proof, the insurance company may be slow to issue an award, or they may outright deny your claim. If your injuries are professionally documented and backed up by clear medical evidence, the insurance company will have no choice but to approve your claim.
Another huge benefit of connecting with Dr. Sinicropi after an on-the-job back injury is that you’ll be able to work with the same provider for the duration of your care. If you need a conservative care plan developed, he’s your guy. If you need surgery and a long-term rehabilitation plan, he will be with you every step of the way. If you need assistance understanding the long-term medical expenses associated with a specific type of injury, he can walk you through a general timeline and ensure any future expenses are considered in your claim award. He’s a major asset for both your health and your injury claim throughout the process, so don’t just head to any old physician after an injury. Trust your care to a spine specialist like Dr. Sinicropi and know that you are in good hands.
We like to believe that our employer has our best interests at heart after an injury, but oftentimes they are more concerned about their bottom line, so you need to have allies in your corner after an injury. An injury lawyer and an experienced IME doctor can help you get the compensation you deserve in the wake of an on-the-job accident.
For more information about having your injuries assessed through an independent medical exam, or if you have already been examined by a previous physician but would like to express your right to a second opinion by a doctor of your choosing, connect with Dr. Sinicropi and the team at The Midwest Spine & Brain Institute today at (651) 430-3800.