During the discovery process, it is almost guaranteed that the other side will submit questions about your medical history, including pre-existing conditions. In almost all instances, this is relevant information that the other side is entitled to, and it is important to provide honest, prompt answers to avoid a delay in the hearing process.
At the Eley Law Firm, in Denver, we have been protecting the rights of injured workers throughout Colorado since 1983. We have helped hundreds of injured workers obtain the workers' compensation benefits they deserve. For a free consultation with an attorney from our firm, call 720-644-8759 or 866-371-3322. You may also contact our experienced attorneys online.
An Explanation Of Your Rights Regarding Medical Records From A Colorado Workers' Compensation Attorney
The respondents to the insurance companies will ask about your medical records for the past 10 years. This is one of the key defenses they have as they explore whether you have a history of similar injuries that were not work-related.
While most of their requests will be for relevant information, it is important to work closely with your attorney to avoid providing information that may be beyond the proper scope. For example, if your case involves a back injury, a request for psychological records will likely be deemed irrelevant.
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To learn more about the hearing process and to discuss your potential claim with a workers' compensation lawyer, contact our Denver law firm online today. We work on a contingency or percentage fee basis, meaning you owe us money only if we recover benefits for you.