After you have been involved in a car accident, you want to make sure that you are vigilant about getting car following a work accident. You need to document all medical care you receive in relation to your injury. This will help you move forward with legal action if necessary.
1. Get Medical Care Right Away
One of the most important things that you need to do following a car accident is to get medical care right away. If for some reason you can't go to the emergency room or urgent care right away, make sure that you go sometime within the first 24 hours following your accident.
With car accidents, it can take a while for the injuries to become obvious due to the adrenaline that is racing through your body following a crash. It can protect you from feeling the full extent of your pain and injuries following an accident.
You need to have your injuries documents right after your accident so that you can prove that your injuries are related to your accident. Soft-tissue injuries can take a while to manifest, so be sure to document what you feel right after the accident.
2. Get Follow Up Care
If follow-up care is recommended following your accident, be sure to get it.
If medical care follow-ups are recommended, be sure to get follow up care. If long-term care, such as massage therapy, physical therapy, or chiropractor care is recommended, get the long-term care that you need and be sure to document all the care that you received.
3. Document All Parts of Your Care
Make sure that you document all elements of your care. Of course, you should write down all of the medical appointments and test that you take.
However, you should also keep track of all medication that you take and instructions that you have to follow for that medication. For example, if you have to prepare a meal you would not otherwise prepare for the medication, you would want to write that down.
Keep track of any physical therapy that you have to do on your own. Physical therapy is not just about what you do during your sessions; it is about doing the right homework outside of your lessons as well.
The more accurately you document the impact of your injuries from the work accident, the easier it will be for you to get compensation for your injuries. Your disability attorney can help you determine exactly what you need to document.