If you are injured at work or are bringing a personal injury claim against another party, you want to do everything in your power to help keep the claim running smoothly. That can be more difficult than you imagined simply because most people lack familiarity with the injury compensation system. To assist with this, we decided to put together some tips for keeping your injury case running as expected. In today’s blog, we share some tips for making sure your injury case stays on track.
Avoiding Unwanted Surprised And Keeping Your Injury Case On Track
If you want to avoid any potential pitfalls and keep your injury claim running smoothly, consider these tips as your case progresses.
1. Report The Injury Right Away – It’s very important that you report the injury as soon as possible. If you delay in reporting the injury to management or seeking medical attention for your personal injury accident, it can send all the wrong signals and lead to additional investigations and a slowing down of the process. Don’t leave any doubt about the true extent of your injuries and how they occurred. Report the incident up the proper channels without delay.
2. Hire A Lawyer – There will be a number of different forms to file and deadlines to meet, and it can be difficult to ensure you’re doing everything as needed while you’re also recovering from physical injuries. To ensure forms are filed on time and to avoid the best chance at an initial denial of benefits, sync up with a lawyer.
3. Keep Your Lawyer Up To Date – One of the simplest things you can do to effectively keep your case on track is to keep your lawyer informed about any updates or changes to relevant areas of your case. If you get an important letter from the insurance company or you get another medical opinion, let your lawyer know. The claims process can be a bit fluid, and to keep the stream running in the right direction, you and your lawyer need to be on the same page, and that happens if you keep each other updated.
4. Write Down Important Information – It’s also wise to keep a journal or a log of pertinent information about your injury case. Write down your recollection of the accident, log your symptoms and keep notes about who you talked to on what dates, and what the conversation was about. This will make it simple to verify information or recall specific events, which only serves to keep your case on track.
5. Keep Things In House And Offline – Finally, it’s helpful to keep outside conversation about your case to a minimum, and be very careful about what you share on social media as the case unfolds. Even if you’re not directly talking about your case, if you share photos or talk about partaking in activities that misalign with your supposed injury status, it can lead to delays as the insurance company investigates the validity of your injury claim. Don’t go bragging online about how much money you’re going to get once the case settles, either. You can keep your immediate family up to speed, but otherwise, mum’s the word until the case is complete.
If you want help fast-tracking your injury claim and maximizing your award potential, reach out to Dean and the team at Margolis Law Office today.