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Why You Should Not Trust Your Employer’s Medical Clinic for Treatment

by Dixon Law Office

If you have been injured at work, you will likely be sent to a "medical clinic" for evaluation. While you may not have a choice to go, you should know some things about these clinics before you get there.

doctor-with-money-box-1461912793YYpMost people do not know that these clinics are hired and paid by the employers. Particularly for large employers, they might send hundreds or thousands of claims to these clinics each year. This business is a vital part of the business of these clinics. And, the clinics understand who is paying the bill.

Be careful about the medical advice you receive. Often these medical clinics will tell you that your injury is not serious. They might recommend no medical treatment or limited medical treatment. They may defer tests or simply send you home or, worse, right back to work. Whatever advice they give you, be careful. They are not working for you.

What should I do if I am injured at Work?

If you are injured at work, you first need to notify your employer right away. Make sure the claim is documented in writing. If there are any witnesses make sure you have their names.

Second, you should get medical treatment right away, even if you think the injury is minor. Often the employer will require you to go to a medical clinic to be evaluated. While you usually don't have a choice about going, if you do, go to an emergency room or your regular doctor.

Third, if you have gone to a medical clinic and think you might have a serious injury, immediately follow up with your own doctor. Do not delay. It is really important to get honest medical advice from someone you can trust, not just a report from an employer's doctor.

If you have suffered a serious injury at work, you need protection. The lawyers at Dixon Law Office have been helping victims in workers compensation claim and other serious injury cases for nearly 30 years. They have the experience to get you the compensation you deserve and have obtained millions-of-dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients. But they can't help if you don't call. Call (888) 354-9880 right now or, go to for free case review.

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