5 Important Items to Keep Track of When You’re on Workers Compensation
If you’ve been injured at work and are in the midst of a workers compensation claim, there are some important things to track and provide your attorney to get the most from your case.
Work accident/incident report
If you’ve experienced a work-injury, it’s essential that you file an incident report with your employer. This is a requirement to file a workers compensation claim to establish that your injury was work-related.
Medical records, bills and statements
These documents tell the story of your treatment plan and the expenses¬both current and possibly future. They are important evidence for your case.
- Don’t forget to get “off-work” slips from your doctor at each appointment.
- Don’t miss any medical appointments, including doctor’s appointments and therapies.
Receipts for non-medical expenses
In some cases, these expenses can be part of your claim. Collect them and share them with your attorney to determine whether or not these expenses are compensable.
- Keep track of your travel expenses and mileage.
Document key conversations and correspondence
These notes form an important narrative for your workers compensation or personal injury case. Remember to take notes on phone calls and preserve any written correspondence with:
- the Nurse Case Manager
- the adjuster
- your employer
- the insurance company
If you have photos of your injury, the site, or other relevant images, save those and provide them to your attorney to help strengthen your case.
Above all else, remember to stay focused on your own recovery.
Be honest about all of your injury sites and symptoms and keep accurate records. If you’ve been injured at work and would like to consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney, contact us at Klezmer Maudlin. We care about fighting for the rights of injured persons and workers throughout the state of Indiana. With offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, New Harmony, and Jeffersonville (Louisville, KY), we are well-equipped to handle your case.