Nonopioids and Pain Relief

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Whether a work comp injury or chronic pain in a Social Security Disability case, the Judges are looking at long term use of opioids.

What to Do When Bad Things Happen

It is frustrating and frightening when bad things like injuries happen.

Knowing what to do will take away some of the fear and anxiety.

First of all document everything.

Take pictures of your vehicle and injuries if possible.

Make an accident report with the police and your employer. Keep copies of all reports.

Tell the doctor how your accident happened and what body parts were injured.

Keep track of all medical bills, tests results, and off work slips.

At every medical visit tell your doctor what problems you continue to have and how you are currently limited.

Make sure to talk with a work injury attorney or injury lawyer to protect your rights.

It does not cost anything to speak with an injury lawyer. These lawyers are only paid if they win money for you.

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

Do Not Let These Bad Examples Ruin Your Injury Case

You do not want to tank your work injury or motor vehicle injury case with your own thoughtless acts.

Do not follow the example of the person who was hurt on the job, but failed to go to the doctor for over 6 months and did not tell the doctor he was injured at work.

It is not enough to tell your work that you were injured, and then not seek immediate medical care.

The insurance company and ultimately the Judge will look at delay in medical treatment as meaning it is not related to the original accident.

If the treatment is not related, then no medical bills will be paid and a minimal amount will be paid for the original injury.

Do not follow the example of the lady who treats with her doctor shortly after her injury, and does not tell the doctor that she was injured at work or in a motor vehicle collision.

Insurance companies and Judges review medical records closely for histories explaining when, where and how the injuries occurred.

If you do not have medical records that note the details of the accident, then you will most likely lose your case.

Questions about how to maximize the value of your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury and Motor Vehicle Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

How to Work as a Team with Your Lawyer

Working together with your lawyer really does improve the value of your case.

The reason is that you know better than anyone what has happened to you and how it is effecting your daily life, and your lawyer knows the law and how it applies to your situation.

Blending the facts and the law together is what makes your case powerful and convinces the Judge that you should be awarded maximum value according to the law.

Your part of the team work is to keep the lawyer informed of your medical bills, medical treatment, and what the doctors are telling you about your condition.

The lawyer’s role is to explain what will best convince the Judge of your disability, limitations, and permanent restrictions.

Make sure to keep in frequent contact with your lawyer so you may discuss different approaches and ideas.

It is very important to keep up with your doctor visits and constantly inform your doctor of your problems and limitations.

Make sure that you ask the doctor for prescriptions for assistive devices such as braces, canes, walkers or aids such as disability parking placards.

Your lawyer will want to discuss with you what types of questions will be asked at the trial or hearing well ahead of time so you can prepare.

Questions about how to improve your team work? Feel free to contact Illinois work injury and Social Security Disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.