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Independent medical examination in a workers' comp case

Missouri employees who file a workers' compensation claim must navigate a sea of paperwork and technical requirements. At some point after filing, some may receive a notice from the insurer requesting their appearance at an independent medical examination.

Why do workers' comp claims so frequently get denied?

On-the-job injuries happen every day to hardworking and safety-conscious individuals. Sometimes it is the result of unsafe working conditions, and other times an accident or malfunction might cause harm. No matter what the circumstances surrounding your injury were, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim, but you may be one of the many people who find their claim denied.

Do I have work-related PTSD?

Many people in Missouri equate post-traumatic stress disorder with military vets. However, it is not uncommon for people to develop PTSD after working in high-stress environments for years. Workers do not necessarily need to experience accidents and direct trauma to develop the condition. They can develop it from witnessing catastrophic events. The constant exposure to stress, workplace politics and other toxic conditions can also cause workers to develop health issues and have otherwise avoidable work accidents. 

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