What Matters In Your Injury Case

Too many people think that their injury is not bad and that they will not need to file either a work comp claim or injury claim against the insurance company.

The problem is that it is usually too late to change your mind if the injury becomes worse or there are costly medical tests or treatment required.

A few simple steps will protect any potential Illinois Workers’ Compensation claim or injury case you may have.

Report your injury immediately and make a written report.

Make copies of all your reports.

Go to the doctor right away.

Tell the doctor how the injury happened, where it happened, and all the body parts involved.

These straight forward, truthful actions will preserve any future claim you may have.

If your injury worsens, a written injury report at the time of the accident proves where it happened and what happened.

The doctor’s records are evidence of the need for medical treatment and what body parts were injured.

Many injury cases are lost at the initial stage of the accident.

Delay in reporting and seeking medical treatment gives the insurance company the opportunity to plant doubt in the Judge’s mind.

Protect your injury case. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

Top Tip to Help Your Injury Case?

What is the best advice I can give anyone who has been injured at work or in a motor vehicle collision?

Tell your doctor immediately how you were injured and all the body parts that were injured.

For instance, tell the doctor “I was lifting a 50 pound box of parts when I turned and twisted. I felt my back pop and there was pain right away. The pain runs down my right leg.”

Make sure you tell all your medical providers the same thing each time.

This means doctors, nurses, and physicians assistants.

An immediate, clear, consistent explanation of injury will make your injury case go smoothly and increase its value.

Questions about your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

 

State trooper injured in I-74 crash near Farmer City | Local News | pantagraph.com

FARMER CITY — An Illinois State trooper has been airlifted to a Champaign hospital following a two-vehicle crash near Farmer City.

Source: State trooper injured in I-74 crash near Farmer City | Local News | pantagraph.com

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Be safe out there. Prayers with the trooper and family. In Illinois the trooper may sue for workers’ compensation benefits and may also sue the at fault driver.