Certain work sites are often dangerous. There are many nonfatal injuries suffered by workers that require a doctor’s visit. But if you’ve never been to a doctor due to an occupational illness or injury before, you might not know what to expect.
Making a first-time visit to a physician and sitting in the waiting area is a stressful experience. The anxiety is even higher for patients with work-related injuries, wondering how long it will take to regain their earning power. Fortunately, a few simple steps can lessen the angst. Preparation, knowledge about the roles of workers’ compensation doctors and an understanding of their diagnostic tools can empower you on the path to recovery from your work-related injury.