For Worker's Comp, is it critical to have an MRI?

Asked in Yorba Linda, CA , on Dec 16, 2013

I have filed a claim and it’s been a few months since my injury. Do I need an MRI? My PTP seems to think so; I already had x-rays, plus he wants to do a med/legal report (claim’s been denied). Is that really necessary? Do I need an attorney?

Answered on Dec 23, 2013

I have seen many panel doctors avoid giving diagnostics that might definitely diagnosis a condition that would ultimately be the responsibility of the insurers who refer them cases. It really depends on the injury and the character of the doctor (unfortunately). If you do retain someone, they will most likely refer you to healthcare providers who will treat you properly. However, your question really depends on many facts which are not stated in the question. Good luck.