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Why You May Need a Second Medical Opinion after a California Injury Accident

Simply because your doctor says you are healthy enough to return to work after your California injury accident, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are ready to dive back into your job. You know your body best and you also know what tasks you can take on and how you feel. If you are still experiencing regular pain and discomfort or other malaise that you believe prevents you from being ready to return to work you may be concerned that you still need medical treatment and care. If you are in the process of pursuing a California personal injury claim you want to make sure the entirety of your injuries that you suffered by the negligence of another party is fully taken care of and included in your claim.

If your doctor clears you to go back to work but you don’t believe this is correct, you have the right to see a second doctor and get another opinion on the state of your health. The second opinion can very well agree with you and believe that you still need medical care and cannot go back to work or they may say that you simply need to adhere to specific restrictions. When you work with the experienced California personal injury lawyers at AgnewBrusavich, you can be sure that the totality of your damages will be included in your personal injury claim and that you will be fairly compensated for the harm you had to endure.

Why You Shouldn’t Go Back to Work Until You are Completely Ready

If you need additional medical care, medicines, or therapies to help you heal keep all the documentation you have from your doctor so it can be included in your claim. You deserve to have the full amount of medical attention you need to get better and if you need more time off of work, the total amount of wages you must miss while you heal should also be included. When you are in a position to file a California personal injury lawsuit, the Torrance personal injury attorneys at AgnewBrusavich can answer all of your questions. AgnewBrusavich will also manage your claim to make sure that every aspect of the damages you suffered is included so you get a full settlement.

If you know that you are still unable to fully complete the tasks at your job even though your doctor says that you should be able to, and you go back to work too early you can inadvertently devalue your claim. The length of time that you are unable to work due to your injuries is one of the factors that speak to the seriousness of your trauma and can increase the amount of money you receive in your claim. However, if you are pushed back into work before you are ready, the insurance company will try to delegitimize the seriousness of your injury and try to pay you less than you deserve as well as try to get out of paying the full amount of medical expenses for the care you need.

Do You Need to Meet with a California Personal Injury Attorney?

If a second opinion indicates that you can go back to work but are limited in the activities that you are allowed to engage in, make sure you follow these restrictions completely. Stay off of social media to ensure you don’t post something that could potentially jeopardize your case. Also, make sure to get a doctor’s note detailing what activities you are allowed to do and what you need to stay away from doing. Last, call the Torrance legal team at AgnewBrusavich today to schedule your free consultation at (310) 928-9081.



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