Get a second opinion to boost your disability case

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2020 | ERISA Disability Benefits

When you suffer from a disability, it’s important that you have the right financial support. Sometimes, it’s difficult to show the injury you have, and that could result in a denial.

The good news is that you can get a second medical opinion to back up any evidence you have from your primary physician. For example, if you have lost the ability to work because of a back injury, getting second opinions from multiple physicians and specialists will boost the amount of documentation you have and encourage anyone looking at your disability claim to approve it.

Why do second opinions matter in medicine?

Second opinions matter because a medical provider or disability agent’s opinion could affect your case. You don’t want to give any room for error.

It’s true that medical providers don’t always reach the same conclusions when looking at a patient’s conditions. One might encourage you to continue to work through pain, while another might say that there is no way you can do it. Getting more specialized testing or working with a specialist to determine that you can’t work does give you the opportunity to prove the way you feel and how a new or worsening disability affects your life.

Getting a new perspective is also helpful for you. With visiting different specialists, you may even receive new treatment options or plans that may make you feel more comfortable. The right doctor could also help you get the benefits you need for supporting yourself while providing you with excellent medical options to pursue in the future.

Your well-being is the most important thing, and a medical provider should put your health first. No medical provider will be upset about you asking for a second opinion, and many will be insistent that you do get a second opinion, because it will only go further to support your treatment and care.

Your attorney can use all of this documentation to help you seek the compensation that you need through disability or other methods. Good documentation will make a difference as you move forward and apply for the coverage and compensation that you need.