I recently took the testimony of a treating doctor and it reminded me of a very important tip for those injured on the job.
The doctor testified that his patient told him that he was injured at home, and not till later did he mention a work accident.
This is very damaging to an injured worker because normally the Arbitrator will pay close attention to what the patient initially tells the health care providers.
The theory is that you are most accurate at or near the time of your accident.
At times you can overcome big mistakes like this with testimony of a witness who saw the accident, or if your earlier medical records contain an accurate history of your accident.
However, it pays to make sure that you tell every health care provider that you were injured at work and how it happened.
Do not sink your case with careless mistakes.
Questions about your work injury claim? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.