A serious accident at work, on the road or anywhere else can catch you by surprise and make it difficult to go back to your normal daily life. Many people incur serious injuries every day and must find a way to cover the costs of their medical bills and lost wages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injuries result in 24.5 million emergency department visits every year. As you try and settle your case with the negligent party, you should take steps to properly document your injury and recovery to preserve your right to compensation.
Keep a journal
Write down how you feel every day as well as your recovery status on a daily basis. You should include details about your recovery process as well as how your injury from the accident impacts your daily life and activities.
Gather medical information
Every time you go to a physician to receive treatment for your injury, keep a copy of the receipt and get a copy of the doctor’s notes, if possible. Keep this information together in a file to present to anyone involved with your case.
Every time you talk to an insurance company, or someone related to your case, take note of this conversation. Record the date and time of your conversation and what you talked about.
Maintaining documentation about your injury and your recovery can take time after involvement in a serious accident. But making this effort can help you enhance the outcome of your case and your ability to maintain your right to compensation.