Injured! What Should I Do?

Whether it be a work injury or motor vehicle collision there are some basic steps to follow.

Report all injuries. That would be filing a traffic report, or completing a work accident form.

Let your supervisor know or inform your insurance company.

Make a copy of all reports you complete. This will serve as proof you were injured.

Go to the doctor right away. This will remove doubt of the cause of injury.

Inform all medical providers how you were injured and what body parts were injured. This will avoid insurance defenses that something beside the accident in question caused your pain and suffering.

Follow through with all treatment recommendations. This will avoid accusations that you are not hurt as badly as you allege.

Do not give any statements to the insurance company. They can and will be used against you.

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

Get Your Illinois Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Whenever you are injured you should receive money at the end of the case.

Some insurance companies will not pay you the settlement.

Some insurance companies will not pay you enough money for your injury.

Not sure why you were not paid?

Not sure if you were offered enough money for your injury?

You can speak with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney for free.

Illinois attorneys are only paid at the end of the case and only if they get money for you.

Illinois attorney fees in Workers’ Compensation cases are limited to 20 percent of the settlement.

Questions about your work comp case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Important Tips for the Injured

Whether your case involves a Work Injury, a car or truck crash, or a Social Security Disability claim be sure to tell your Doctor about all your problems.

In addition tell your Doctor what limitations and ongoing problems you have suffered as a result of your injury and conditions.

This is important because the value of your case increases with permanent or ongoing limitations and restrictions.

Disability is based on your permanent limitations and restrictions.

The best proof of limitations and restrictions is medical records and opinions of your treating doctor.

The doctors cannot treat you, examine you or provide an opinion unless you tell them regarding your ongoing problems and how they limit you.

Questions about your injuries and conditions? Feel to contact Illinois injury and disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.