What is the two most important things I can do to help my Virginia Workers Compensation medical treatment?
1. Make sure you cooperate fully with your doctor. Go to the doctor, be on time for your follow-up appointment, do not miss appointments, and do what the doctor recommends.
2. Each and every time you see the doctor, do not leave the doctor’s office without first receiving a note, signed by the doctor, stating whether you are temporarily disabled, released to light duty, or released to full duty employment. Without some form of a disability slip signed by the doctor, you will be unable to claim any wage benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. You cannot forget to ask for a disability slip at each appointment. The physicians should be aware of your need for a disability slip, so don’t feel bad about asking for one.