Follow up with your Doctor!
Josie stressed the importance of following up with your doctor every four to six months if you have a chronic or permanent work injury.
05/14/2020 By Justin Kallal
I just spoke with retired Wyoming Workers’ Compensation claims analysts Josie Sanchez for episode six of WyoLawPod. Josie stressed the importance of following up with your doctor every four to six months if you have a chronic or permanent work injury.
Josie said it is important to follow up with your doctor even if your condition is stable. This creates a record in the computer system and keeps your case open. It also creates a medical record tying your current status to the original workplace injury.
Josie said the computers at the workers’ compensation office will close out your case after six months if you have no additional treatment. Following up with your doctor keeps your case open.
If your case is closed, then you have to prove your current condition is related to your original injury to get your case reopened. The more time that goes by, the more difficult it is to prove your case. It is even harder if your injuries involve chronic pain or a degenerative condition in your spine.
The easy way to prevent your case from being closed is to follow up with your doctor. If your case has been closed and your claims analyst refuses to open it, then call a Wyoming Workers’ Comp lawyer immediately