Tips on Dealing with Your Doctor and Your Injuries During Your Work Injury Claim (Part B)

As you may know from the previous article, it is important to develop a good relationship with your treating doctor even though you may not have chosen him or her.  By keeping communication open even if you don't always agree with them, you will  protect your work injury claim.  There are a couple more tips to help you maximize your recovery.

Always Follow Doctors' Orders

An important thing to remember is to always follow your doctor's orders.  By not doing so the insurance company will claim that you weren't really injured since you didn't follow the orders from the doctor. This will damage your claim and reduce your settlement, so make sure to follow all the orders throughout.  If you are doing what they recommended and you aren't improving, make sure to contact the doctor and let them know.  Communication is key to keeping your treatment moving forward. 

Keep a Diary of Your Situation

You should keep your own diary documenting your injuries and feelings daily.  This will prove useful in court and help you prove that your injuries are real and how your injuries have affected your ability to work and function.  When you are suffering through pain it feels like you will never forget everything involved, but as time passes it will be difficult to remember everything and a diary will help you.  If the doctor has specific questions about how your condition has progressed, your diary will be a useful tool to inform the doctor.


Be Aware of What You Tell Others

Always be aware of what you are saying to your employer or the insurance company. Anything you say can be used against you in a court.  If a judge catches you in a small lie, this can greatly compromise your entire claim and reduce the compensation dramatically. The best way to avoid these problems is to always tell the truth, since this way you will never have to worry about what you said.  If you are unsure of something or don't know the answer, don't be afraid to say "I Don't Know" and move on.  Guessing can compromise your case by giving inaccurate information.

As you can see, there are many important aspects of an Iowa Work Injury Claim.  Work Injury Attorneys Corey Walker and Erik Bair are experienced with work injury claims and will assist you with obtaining the best recovery for your situation.  To learn more about work injuries in your home, request a copy of our FREE book or CONTACT US now to schedule a no obligation appointment and review of your case.  

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