As a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm, we have years of experience and countless cases to serve as a reference guide for each client who hires us to assist with their case. With this experience comes an in-depth understanding of the industry and a collective knowledge of how to best handle cases and maximize payouts for our clients. Through this experience, we’ve found that there are three things every injured individual should do if they hope to win the largest award possible for their case. We share those three industry secrets in today’s blog.
Insider Tips To Win Your Injury Case
Here are the three trade secrets you need to know if you want to greatly improve your chance of not only winning your injury claim, but maximizing your award amount.
1. Document Everything – When it comes to moving forward with an injury claim, it’s very important that you have a clear and detailed record of everything pertaining to your case. Get a copy of the injury report you file with your boss, get another from your doctor, document your symptoms and how they change over time in a pain journal, keep track of when and who you talked to from the insurance company or your medical team in another journal, collect witness statements and contact information from people who can strengthen your case, and keep track of any correspondence you receive in the mail or in email. Make a folder and put everything that could possibly involve your injury claim in this folder. Having everything organized in one spot ensures you can reference everything easily, and because these cases can take months or even years, you won’t forget how you felt or who you talked to because everything will have been recorded.
2. Prompt Medical Care – Another thing you’ll want to do following an injury where you will be pursuing compensation is to get prompt and complete medical care. You have the right to choose to be evaluated by a provider of your choosing, so find one that will take the time to really assess your injuries. If you know of a good physician, go to them, otherwise your attorney can point you in the direction of a provider who has a good track record of giving fair and detailed medical assessments. These medical ratings and evaluations are the basis for your claim award, so you need a patient-first physician. We can help you find the right physician for your case. Also, you’ll want to be seen as soon as possible, because putting it off can send the wrong message about the extent of your injuries to the judge.
3. Hire A Lawyer – The final tip is arguably the most important tip we can give, and although it may sound a little self-serving, it truly is the best advice we can give. Most people have never had to go through an injury claim, so they don’t know how to best go about proving their claim and pursuing compensation. Not only do we know how to do this, we specialize in the process and know all the little things to get every penny possible from the other party’s insurance provider. Don’t risk missing a deadline or leaving compensation on the table because you tried to do everything on your own. Oftentimes a lawyer can pay for their services many times over by getting you a larger claim award, and because Minnesota injury lawyers are paid a small percentage of your award as their fee, they have the exact same interests as you do. The more they get for you, the more they get for themselves, so they are going to do everything in their power to get you everything you’re entitled to receive. Not only that, but hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on your physical and mental health while they handle everything related to your claim, and you can’t put a price tag on this type of peace of mind.
So there you have it. Three insider tips to maximize your injury award. For more information, or to learn how we can assist with your case, reach out to Hey Workers today.