When you enlist a DOL doctor because you have OWCP claims, then you will be taking a positive step towards your recovery physically and financially. Doctors that are experienced in DOL and are outside of your company will have an unbiased look at your injury, so you know they are working in your best interest, and not the insurance company. When you go through federal work comp, here are a few things that you can bring when you visit a DOL doctor of your choosing.
A List of Questions with Room for Answers
As you think of questions about want to ask about OWCP claims and your recovery time, write them and leave room so that you can write answers down as needed. It will be helpful for you to look back at when you want to be reminded of what the DOL doctor said. Plus, it can help you make sure that you follow the doctor’s orders exactly, which will be important to your OWCP claim.
Documentation of Symptoms
As you go through the injury, you can journal any symptoms that you experience from the new injury. If you work for the USPS, and you were injured lifting a heavy package, note what the experience was after you lifted. The more the doctor knows about this new injury and how it happened, the more accurately they will be able to link it to the action and that will help your claim.
A List of Any Prescription Drugs
If you are taking prescription drugs, have a list of them ready to tell your DOL doctor. You should also let them know if you have suffered an injury on your job at places like the TSA that are the results of being prescribed the medication.
Information About Alternative Therapies
Let the federal work comp doctor know the information of other medical professionals that treat you and facilities that you get alternative therapies. While they will be focused on your current injury, this will be useful information. If you want more information on what to bring to your when you visit a DOL doctor, then begin with a free consultation.
A Friend or Family Member
Whether the injury has left you in need of assistance when traveling or you simply want support, you can bring a friend or family member. It can be helpful to have addition support at this time and to have an extra set of ears listening to the federal work comp doctor.