If you or somebody close to you has suffered from a spinal cord injury, you are entitled to compensation. Spinal cord injuries are life changing and can have devastating effects on your life. Statistics show that nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with an SCI, and about 17% of them suffer from complete paralysis. You should know that if someone is at fault for causing your SCI, you could be eligible for damages such as medical expenses, physical therapy, and lost wages.
A Spine Injury can be denied, if your application or claims are not submitted properly.
No one wants to have a spine injury, but when it happens and the claimant goes to file insurance claims, they may find that their claim is being denied. This can be frustrating for the injured person as medical bills pile up and they’re unable to receive care. If a person has a spinal cord injury, then they may want to contact an attorney for help with filing their claim and receiving the benefits they deserve.
Given below are a few tips that can help you win your Spinal Cord Injury Claims:
- Always consult a Spine Injury or Workers’ Comp Attorney
No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. And accidents that cause back injuries can be particularly devastating. If this has happened to you, and you do not want to go through the process alone, it is important to learn more about the claim process and what your options are.
The first step should be a quick call to an experienced spine injury attorney who handles these claims all the time. They will help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injury.
- Be sure your medical records are accurate and complete.
In order to get the maximum settlement for a spine injury, the medical records must be available. The doctor who treated the injury should have all of the records. If he or she does not have all of them, then he or she can request them from the previous doctors who were involved in treating the injury.
The doctor will need to review these records, and then write a report. This report will be submitted with the judicial claim and it will help determine how much compensation you are entitled to receive.
The process for obtaining medical records for spine injury claims is very specific and tedious. It can take up a lot of effort. Your Spine Cord Injury Attorney can help you.
- If you can, get someone to go with you when you go to your doctor’s appointment.
You may feel like this is a lot to ask, but it’s not. If you’re going to be sitting in the waiting room for an hour or two, why not have someone who cares about you and wants the best for you there with you?
Not only will it pass the time more quickly, but also science says this patient-companion interaction can actually reduce your pain levels significantly. Your companion can also help you communicate with your doctor and make sure that all of your needs are met. Also take notes on what your doctor tells you and ask about any treatment options that might be available.
- Get a copy of the law that applies to your condition and read it over carefully.
If you have a spine injury, you need to read the law that applies to your injury. You need to read over the law carefully. If you have a work injury, our blog can be a great resource for you.
- Fill out your claim form as soon as possible after injury.
When you file a Workers’ Compensation claim for a spine injury, it can be hard to remember all of the details about what happened. This is why it is important to fill out the claim form as soon as possible.
For example, if you’re filling out the form in the hospital, the staff may not be available to answer your questions. You may also forget valuable information that can support your claim. Plus, it can take weeks for your claim to be processed and approved.
Make sure you have all of your documents and information together before you fill out the form.
If you have sustained a spinal injury, it can be hard to know where to turn. Fortunately, if you work with our legal team at DYS Law, we will help ensure you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering.
Please contact us at 213-855-4749 for your free evaluations. We look forward to hearing from you!