Injured on the job? Always include all body parts injured when going to the doctor for the first time.

Always mention all body parts that were injured. Every time, especially the first time, you go to the doctor it is important that you reiterate every body part that has been injured as a result of the work accident.  If a body part is not mentioned, it will be cause for the insurance company to deny treatment in the future for that injury.  Many insurance adjustors will deny medical treatment for a body part not mentioned in the first appointment.  I have had to help injured workers get medical treatment for serious injuries to the neck that did not get mentioned until the second doctor visit because the pain in the shoulder was so severe that the neck problem didn’t seem that important.  Therefore, if you have one area that hurts really badly and one area that hurts a little bit, you still need to tell the doctor about both.



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