To ensure that the claim is handled properly.
A question may arise whether a claim is work related or not. A causation analysis assists in making this determination. A causation analysis requires a scientific and evidenced-based approach that many physicians may lack. Our experts are specially trained to perform causation analysis using recognized methodology endorsed by NIOSH, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Here’s an example of when a causation analysis is important:
Robert has had back problems for 20+ years. He initially injured his back when he was in his 30s and has had recurring problems since. Recently, Robert picked up a 25 lb. box at work and felt his back “go out.” Robert now argues that he was injured at work and 100% of his current back pain is due to lifting the box. However, based on the medical records, he has had back problems for more than 20 years. Was his claimed injury work related, and if so, to what extent?
The causation analysis aids in determining, objectively, if the claimed injury was work related or not.
Why Request A Causation Analysis?
- To ensure that the claimant’s injury is work related and they are receiving the proper compensation due to the injury
- To determine if a prior condition was aggravated
- To get a professional, evidence-based opinion on the cause of the injury