Illinois Workers’ Compensation Judges, who are called Arbitrators, will look closely at your first doctor visit record.
The Arbitrator is reviewing when you went to the doctor and what you told the doctor.
If you delay several weeks in seeing the doctor, the Arbitrator may question why you waited. Were you truly injured at work?
If you do not tell the doctor that you were injured at work, you are most likely going to lose your case.
Arbitrators believe that if you were hurt on the job you will tell the doctor immediately because it is such an important event in your life.
Do not give the Arbitrator any reason to doubt your testimony.
Go to the doctor right away and tell everyone you see at the hospital or doctor’s office how you were hurt on the job.
Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.