Worker’s Compensation is a program that provides cash benefits and medical care for workers who are injured or sick as a direct result of their job. Employers are responsible for paying towards this insurance program at no cost to the employee. Worker’s compensation laws were developed to protect employees. Once a worker gives notice to the employer about their intention to file a claim, a non-confidential examination could be requested to answer some important questions. The success of the claim could depend upon: if the injury or disability will impact the employee’s earning; the cause(s) of the injury; and whether it occurred during the course of employment. Compensation could also be affected by whether the injury was accidental or not.
Psychologists have specialized experience, tools and methods to draw conclusions regarding how closely someone’s circumstance lines up against the requirements of the Worker’s Compensation laws. Following an evaluation, a psychologist’s findings could assist the hearing officer in reaching a determination about the extent of the injuries and the employee’s compensability.
Dr. Maddux has experience assessing harm and rendering opinions about the cause of the impairment. His consideration of possible alternative hypotheses are consistent with practice recommendations and lend to the credibility of his work product. If you are in need of a psychologist to serve as an expert in a Worker’s Compensation case, or to provide treatment for the claimant’s concerns, then Dr. Maddux would be pleased to speak with you.