This week, we talked about the five most important things to do after an on-the-job accident in Texas. Number three on the list is keeping a record of your medical issues, treatments, and doctors’ visits. What medical information should you save in case you need to file a Texas workers’ compensation claim or a Texas injury lawsuit?
- Save all medical bills you receive in the mail or at your doctors’ office.
- Save all letters and correspondence with your health insurance company.
- Take notes each time you call your health insurance company.
- Take notes each time you visit the doctor – especially including your treatment plan.
- Save all receipts from purchasing medical supplies and prescription drugs.
- Ask the doctor for copies of your past medical records, including test results and x-rays.
- Take note of which medical bills you have paid, and to whom.
- Keep track of all of your treatments, including physical therapy sessions.
- Keep track of any mental health issues you may experience, as well as any therapy or support that you needed to treat those issues.
It is key to remember that although you intimately understand how your work accident affected your life and your health, the people who will be examining your claim don’t know about anything that you went through. They can only experience the pain of your injuries, the financial burden of your treatments, and the extent of your medical journey if you provide them hard evidence like the documents listed above.
Need assistance gathering medical evidence for your work injury claim, or better understanding your legal options after a work accident or injury? Call a Dallas work injury attorney at Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313.