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Getting a Second Opinion for Missouri Work Comp Claims

Second Opinion

In the state of Missouri, employers are not obligated to provide a second medical opinion to an employee seeking workers' compensation. This is unlike some other states, such as Kansas, where work-comp insurance companies are required to provide a second opinion from a medical doctor. As a result, in Missouri, if an employee's case is denied by the insurer based on the opinion of a single doctor, they may be left with no recourse. However, it is important to note that seeking legal representation can help in such cases. An attorney can help connect the employee with another medical doctor for a second opinion, which can go a long way in determining whether the condition is work-related or not.

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