When you examine Arbitrator’s decisions in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases you will notice that the Arbitrator looks carefully at what is contained in the medical records.
When the injured worker does not mention a work injury to a body part then she will most likely lose her case.
For instance, if the doctor’s report mentions a leg injury but does not refer to a back injury then the injured worker will not be able to recover for the back accident.
Exceptions might be a witness who testifies to the back and leg accident.
Or an injury report that details the back and leg accident.
What happens on the day of the accident is very important. So make sure that you tell everyone can about your work accident and all the body parts that you hurt.
Questions about your Work Comp case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.