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Wrist Injuries: When Should You See a Workers’ Comp Doctor?

If your wrist is hurting from something that happened on the job - whether that’s a repetitive strain injury from doing the same motion over and over, or a car accident - you should seek medical advice immediately. Taking action within the first 24-48 hours is a good idea. You need to get an advocate on your side who can begin diagnosing the injury and fighting for what you could be owed.

OWCP Docs of Houston are dedicated to helping federal employees and contractors who are covered by the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) get the care they deserve after being injured on the job.

What Kind of Doctor Should You Talk to After a Wrist Injury? Houston, TX

Since the full extent of an injury doesn’t always show up immediately following the occurrence, it’s important to get medical attention quickly so that you can be examined and the claim filed so that you have a better chance at being protected by Workers’ Comp regulations.

Unfortunately, many workers who suffer injuries are unable to continue working for a time, and often need treatments they weren’t anticipating to heal the injury so they can get back to work. Missing your normal income and paying for additional medical procedures was probably never on your agenda. We understand that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and a curveball like this could cause serious problems for many families.

That’s what we’re here for, to ensure you get the care you need, and take care of the claim so you can focus on getting better and getting back to normal. Our medical team is well-versed in specialized forms and the attention needed to file the claims properly, with the best chance at success.

What Kind of Doctor Should You Talk to After a Wrist Injury?

After a wrist injury, it’s important you seek medical advice quickly, preferably from an injury doctor who is authorized to do Worker’s Comp cases.

The DOL doctors at OWCP Docs will help you ascertain the full extent of any damage done to your wrist, and work with you to fix the problem at its root rather than just mask it with painkillers. The claims paperwork can be daunting and overwhelming, but our staff know exactly what to do and will help you every step of the way.

Is It Important To Tell Your Workers' Comp Doctor the Whole Truth about the Injury?

Absolutely! Your doctor will be asking a lot of questions about the accident and the condition of your wrist, and if your symptoms, or your diagnosis, don’t match up with your story, it could hinder your claim getting approved and receiving your benefits.

Your doctor’s diagnosis is what your insurance company is relying on, and it’s your doctor who decides whether you go back to work or not, the level of your injury, and your treatment plan; all of which dictates which way the compensation will go.

Definitely tell your doctor the full story from the beginning, so that you have the best chance of getting better, and getting your benefits!

OWCP Docs of Houston is here for you if your wrist has been injured on the job. Call us today for a complimentary consultation and find out how we can help you get all your benefits (713) 231-5507.

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