What can I do if the company doctor tells me I am fine after a Missouri workplace accident, but I can tell that something is wrong that may require surgery or some kind of therapy?
At some point your employer may indicate that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), which is the stage of your healing in which nothing more can be done. It could be that your medical condition is at a point in which there can be no further improvement or it could be that you are considered to be totally healed.
However, you may believe that surgery or some therapy could help. In this case, you may need to seek help from a lawyer who handles Workers' Compensation claims.
When your employer believes you have reached MMI, then your temporary total disability benefits can be stopped. This also means you may not be able to undergo any further treatment.
You may then request that your employer send you for a second opinion. In most cases, the employer will deny this request. Even if they do allow it, it does not mean they will agree with what the next doctor says about your need for additional medical treatment.
In any event, you will likely need a St. Louis Workers' Comp lawyer to help you determine exactly what you are entitled to. When a Missouri workplace accident results in injuries, then you should know what your rights are as a worker.
Contacting a St. Louis Workers' Comp Lawyer
If you have been injured in Missouri from a workplace accident, it's important that you seek legal guidance from a St. Louis Workers; Comp Lawyer who understands the intricacies of these very complex cases. The lawyer team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC fights for Missouri residents. Contact us today - 314-315-8111.