Getting workers compensation for a workplace injury should be a pretty easy and streamlined process. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some injuries can be difficult to prove, such as if you have back pain but no visible injuries. You should not give up on your workers compensation claim just because you are having trouble proving that you are injured, however. Instead. consider these steps.
Hire a Lawyer
First of all, you should consider hiring a workers compensation attorney to help you. Your lawyer can help you with a few tips for proving your case and can help fight for you and your workers compensation.
Get a Second Opinion
Even if your current doctor is unable to determine the cause of your injury, you should not give up. Instead, consider getting a second opinion. Seeing a specialist who specializes in the type of injury or pain that you are dealing with can be helpful.
Don't Skip Your Appointments
If your doctor has not been able to determine the cause of your injury so far, it might feel pointless to continue going to your appointments. However, refusing treatment can look bad when you are going through a workers compensation claim. Plus, your doctor may be able to perform additional tests and procedures to prove your injury. Even though it can be frustrating to continue going to the doctor when he or she cannot find or prove what is wrong, you should not refuse medical treatment if at all possible.
Keep a Detailed Record
Keeping a detailed record of the symptoms that you are dealing with on a daily basis can be helpful for a few reasons. First of all, providing your doctor with this information can give him or her some new insight about your condition and can help him or her find the source of -- and prove -- your injury. Plus, having this record can also be helpful in proving your case when you go to court.
One thing that can be incredibly frustrating is dealing with the pain and suffering of a workplace injury but being unable to prove the extent of your injuries for workers compensation and treatment reasons. You should not continue suffering in silence, however. Instead, work with a good workers comp attorney, and consider following these steps so that you can hopefully prove your case and get the workers compensation coverage that you deserve.
If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for social security disability payments. This money comes from a fund you have probably contributed to during your time in the work force, and it is likely that you have the right to disability payments using this money. As an attorney specializing in social security disability, I have a great deal of experience in helping clients determine if they qualify for disability payments. I hope that this blog will help people who have been injured understand what it means to qualify for social security disability benefits and how to go about getting that help.