What if Your Employer’s Doctor Is Ill-Suited to Testify in Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Jul 8, 2024 | Blog

Navigating a workers’ compensation case can be challenging, especially if you feel your employer’s doctor is not the best choice to testify. In this video, Geoff McDonald & Associates explain what you can do if you believe your employer’s doctor is ill-suited to provide testimony in your case, ensuring you receive a fair and unbiased evaluation.

By the end of the video, viewers will understand their rights and options if they believe their employer’s doctor is ill-suited to testify in their workers’ compensation case, ensuring they receive a fair and unbiased evaluation.

Contact a Richmond Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’re concerned that your employer’s doctor is ill-suited to testify in your workers’ compensation case, contact Geoff McDonald & Associates at 804-203-0678 for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the process and ensure you receive a fair evaluation and the compensation you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

  • What is the role of the employer’s doctor in a workers’ compensation case? The employer’s doctor evaluates your injuries and provides medical opinions for your workers’ compensation claim, often chosen by the employer or their insurance company.
  • What if I believe my employer’s doctor is biased or not qualified? You have the right to seek a second medical opinion and consider an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for a more objective assessment of your condition.
  • What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME)? An IME is an evaluation performed by an independent doctor to provide an objective assessment of your injuries and their impact on your ability to work.
  • How can I challenge the testimony of my employer’s doctor? Gather evidence, seek expert testimony, and present a strong case with the help of an attorney to ensure your injuries are fairly evaluated.
  • Why should I hire a workers’ compensation attorney? An experienced attorney can advocate for your rights, navigate the legal process, and ensure you receive fair treatment and compensation.

Geoff McDonald and Associates: 804-888-8888.


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