As a Miami DOL Doctor, I’ve seen a lot of workers’ compensation cases here in Florida. Each of these cases has taught me something significant about how workplace injuries should be handled to get the benefits that employees need to get better without losing too much pay. I’m in a unique position to help inform people.
What are the most important lessons that I’ve learned in my position?
Read them below.
No Injury Is Insignificant
Most injuries start small. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a patient tell me that they avoided seeing a medical professional because they didn’t think that the back pain or joint pain they were feeling wasn’t important. Everyone thinks that they will get better, but not everyone does. Fortunately, the filing time limit for workplace injury begins only after a worker reports the injury to a supervisor, so I’ve helped many hard-working people get the benefits they deserve even after they’ve put off getting checked out. However, injuries that go untreated have the tendency to get worse. They can even turn into life-long conditions that hinder mobility.
The best thing to do is treat every injury seriously, no matter how small.
A Desk Job Does Not Mean You’re Safe from Injury
When people think of a workplace injury, they usually picture a traumatic accident. As a Miami DOL doctor, I can tell you that you don’t have to have a traumatic accident for your body to feel the effects of your job. Something as simple and mundane as sitting at a desk all day can create problems that follow you through life. These problems usually arise from poor posture and repetitive motions performed throughout the day.
Just because you don’t have a physically demanding job doesn’t mean you’re safe from workplace injury.
Getting a Claim Accepted Requires Experience
I’ve had patients come to me after they had seen another doctor who was unable to get their claim accepted. I’ve talked often about the importance of seeing a Miami DOL doctor, someone who is well versed in how workers’ compensation works—for instance, I’ve spoken in front of many groups, such as the United States Postal Service. Going to a doctor who knows the process and knows how to show causation between working conditions and injuries is so critical to getting the benefits that are in place to protect workers and their families. Someone can be a great doctor and have no clue about the inner workings of workers’ compensation claims.
For cases like these, workers need to see someone who can show clearly that the job is responsible for an injury. Without the benefits that come with an accepted claim, many workers would be in a dire situation, unable to work or pay bills or support a family.
Choose a Miami DOL Doctor Who Can Get You the Benefits You Need
Let me put my expertise as a Miami DOL doctor to work for you. If you’ve been hurt on the job, get in touch with me today so that we can work together to get your claim accepted.