Documenting or proving your injury and restrictions is very important for Social Security Disability, Illinois Workers’ Compensation case, and personal injury case.
This will lead to a greater possibility of winning your case and increase the settlement value of your case.
Some top ways of accomplishing this are as follows:
Have the doctor complete an Illinois Secretary of State Disability certificate for your motor vehicle. This describes your disability and restrictions for parking purposes.
Have the doctor complete a prescription for any cane or walker you may require.
Have the doctor list your restrictions in writing. This will explain your limitations.
Ask for a functional capacity evaluation. This is a test that a physical therapist usually administers over one to two days and the purpose to address capability of walking, standing, lifting and use of the hands. Some insurance companies will not pay for this test.
Have a doctor complete a residual functional capacity form. The doctor will provide his opinion regarding your ability to walk, stand, sit, lift and use your hands. It does not require a test such as mentioned above.
Ask for Xrays, MRI’s, EMG’s, breathing tests, or heart tests based on the specific body parts that are bothering you.
Questions about what all this means for your injury or disability case? Feel free to contact Bloomington, Illinois Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
Source: 2017 – 03/22/2017 – OSHA, Operation Engineers, Local 150, renew alliance to train, protect Illinois heavy equipment operators | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA and union work together to protect Illinois heavy equipment operators. On the job injuries may result in both an Illinois Workers’ Compensation claim and an OSHA violation.
Source: 2017 – 01/12/2017 – Masonry contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Falls leading cause of fatalities in construction industry since 2010. Workers’ Compensation law in Illinois pays specific death benefits.
The facts of your case must be believable to win.
Every work injury, auto injury or disability has a story.
Make sure that your story stands out.
The story starts when you are injured or when your illness begins.
Tell your story often and consistently throughout your medical treatment.
Tell the paramedics how you were injured and what body parts are hurting.
Tell the doctors how you were injured and how and where you hurt.
Tell the doctors and nurses what problems you have throughout the day.
Tell the doctors and nurses how you are limited in your daily activities.
Tell the doctors and nurses and therapists and counselors what you need to make it through the day.
Make sure that you tell everyone your story from the beginning to the completion of your medical treatment.
Your story makes a difference.
Let me know about your story. Call Illinois injury and disability attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
Your work injury is certainly serious if the doctor tells you that you need surgery.
The first step is to let the Workers’ Compensation insurance company know that your doctor has recommended surgery and request that the insurance company pay for the surgery.
Most insurance companies will decide to send you to see one of their doctors to determine whether they agree with the surgery recommendation.
You should consult with an experienced Illinois Work Comp lawyer immediately to discuss what this means for you and your case.
The doctor is not your doctor and will not be your treating doctor. She works for the insurance company. She may testify against you at trial. Anything you tell her may be used against you.
If the insurance company doctor says your condition is not related to the work injury, then you will have to go trial and have the Arbitrator decide between your doctor’s opinion and the insurance company doctor.
The insurance company may deny your surgery, however remember that you have options available to you and you do not have to take no for an answer.
The insurance companies have a large number of lawyers who are providing legal advice to them so make sure that you have an attorney on your side.
Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May to discuss how to get the most from your case.