Working With A Doctor

Working With A Doctor

Disclose Your Medical History to Your Workers Compensation Doctor

2016-10-30T13:42:39+00:00

Should I disclose my whole medical history to my workers compensation doctor?  I get questions about this all the time.  The truth is, the Virginia workers compensation system can be very dangerous for those who don’t know the process. A mistake, even an innocent oversight, can spell major trouble for your case. One major mistake [...]

Disclose Your Medical History to Your Workers Compensation Doctor2016-10-30T13:42:39+00:00

What is an IME? It’s not a second opinion!

2016-10-30T13:42:39+00:00

An IME (Independent Medical Exam) is not a second opinion! My office often gets panicked phone calls because an injured worker received a notice in the mail of an IME. They are very confused about what is going on. The workers compensation insurance company is allowed to order an IME (or 2 or even 3) [...]

What is an IME? It’s not a second opinion!2016-10-30T13:42:39+00:00

The Doctor Ordered a Functional Capacity Exam But I Need More Treatment. Should I Go To The Exam?

2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

If your doctor orders you to have a Functional Capacity Exam but you feel you need more treatment, should you go? This is a confusing thing for injured workers.  The answer is YES!!! You absolutely should go. The Functional Capacity Exam (FCE for short) is an exam that measures the extent of your injury(ies) stemming from [...]

The Doctor Ordered a Functional Capacity Exam But I Need More Treatment. Should I Go To The Exam?2016-10-30T13:42:40+00:00

The Top 4 Ways Doctor’s Appointments Can WRECK Your Workers Compensation Claim

2019-05-22T15:45:19+00:00

If you are injured on the job make sure that you avoid these pitfalls that can wreak havoc with your workers compensation claim. Waiting to seek medical care. Insurance companies and Commissioners believe that if you are not injured badly enough to seek medical attention, you are not injured badly enough to be entitled to [...]

The Top 4 Ways Doctor’s Appointments Can WRECK Your Workers Compensation Claim2019-05-22T15:45:19+00:00

Can I Get Home Health Care If My Work Injuries Prevent Me From Taking Care of Myself?

2016-12-05T04:34:26+00:00

I get calls from injured workers wanting to know how they are to go about their day-to-day lives while they are recovering from a serious work injury. Most people do not realize this but the injured worker is entitled to home health care if his or her treating physician indicates that it is medically necessary [...]

Can I Get Home Health Care If My Work Injuries Prevent Me From Taking Care of Myself?2016-12-05T04:34:26+00:00

Returning To Work On Light Duty Status

2019-12-06T18:18:19+00:00

What It Means When Your Doctor Releases You for "Light Duty" After a Work Injury A work injury prescribed for light duty means you can go back to work. Whether your former employer will make a job available for you may be an issue, and you might want a Richmond Workers' Compensation attorney to [...]

Returning To Work On Light Duty Status2019-12-06T18:18:19+00:00

I Just Had My Functional Capacity Exam, Is My Claim Over?

2018-08-28T19:21:00+00:00

Not at all! The Functional Capacity Exam (FCE) is an exam where a physical therapist has you do a series of movements and measures your strength and range of motion.  This usually means that you have reached a medical plateau and the doctor does not expect any more significant improvement.  This DOES NOT mean [...]

I Just Had My Functional Capacity Exam, Is My Claim Over?2018-08-28T19:21:00+00:00

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

2016-10-30T13:42:45+00:00

The sad truth is that surgery is not a 100% guarantee to a full recovery after a back injury. Sometimes, injured workers have surgery and don’t get any relief from their pain and/or their physical limitations.  Sometimes, they get even worse! It is very sad but medicine is not always an exact science, especially when [...]

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome2016-10-30T13:42:45+00:00

I Want an MRI But My Doctor Ordered Physical Therapy

2016-12-06T05:55:11+00:00

Seeing a workers’ compensation doctor is different than seeing your family physician.  When you are injured at work, the workers' compensation insurance carrier gets to dictate which doctor you see.  They give you three doctors to choose from which they have hand picked!  I have a lot of injured workers tell me that they feel [...]

I Want an MRI But My Doctor Ordered Physical Therapy2016-12-06T05:55:11+00:00

Transportation Issues DO NOT Affect Your Ability to Work!

2016-12-15T01:33:37+00:00

Injured workers who have been released to return to work are, sometimes, under limitations that restrict their driving abilities, or they are on medications that affect their ability to drive.  Or, they may have a manual shift car that is uncomfortable for them to operate due to their injury and they want to know if [...]

Transportation Issues DO NOT Affect Your Ability to Work!2016-12-15T01:33:37+00:00