In most cases no, a WSCC doctor does not examine workers. A WSCC doctor only examines workers when they reach the maximum medical recovery (MMR) and still can’t work. This appointment is usually to determine if the worker has a Permanent Medical Impairment (PMI).
Indicate that you want to speak to a WSCC doctor on the medical report. The Case Manager will receive the form request that the WSCC Medical Advisor contact you.
In the majority of cases, the WSCC Medical Unit is able to access a number of specialties and diagnostic imaging facilities in order to expedite appointments for workers.
Objective evidence refers to visible, measurable findings obtained by a medical examination, tests, or diagnostic imaging. Someone other than the injured worker must be able to see or feel the evidence. Examples of objective evidence include a broken leg or an abrasion.
A Permanent Medical Impairment (PMI) is any permanent loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological, or anatomical structure or function.