What Information Should I Share With My Doctor After An Injury?
An injured worker needs to be truthful at all times with the medical provider and disclose every aspect of the injury they sustained. Failure to do this could make it more difficult for them to receive compensation for their injuries in the future. For example, if someone were to fall down the stairs at work and break a bone then the priority would be to have that broken bone fixed. However, there might also be a shoulder injury that receives little attention or goes unnoticed altogether due to the broken bone. Since the shoulder (other body parts injured in the accident) could become more serious in the future it is important to bring it to the doctor’s attention and ensure that the doctor documents in the medical report all body parts injured. If an injured party feels as though the medical provider isn’t addressing all of their injuries right away, then they should seek a free consultation with an attorney. The last thing anyone wants to do is realize that a serious injury has emerged after the conclusion of their case.
What Evidence Is Critical In Proving My Repetitive Use Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In Colorado having a valid workers’ compensation claim for an injury does not require having a witness to that injury. With that said, having one or more witnesses can be very helpful. If an employee is experiencing pain from typing all day long and they notice a worsening of their symptoms over time, then they should be vocal about those symptoms with their co-workers. In fact, not talking about symptoms of a repetitive use injury could be used by the insurance carrier as a way to argue that the injury isn’t actually real.
In addition to talking about symptoms, an injured worker needs to document their injuries in writing and indicate that they are work-related. For example, if someone goes to the doctor for a repetitive use injury from typing, they should tell the doctor about their work-related duties For example, they must type for eight hours a day. This applies to any type of repetitive use injury. It is crucial to be specific with the doctor and to state that the injury is being caused by the type of work being done.
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