If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, you are eligible for compensation. Spinal cord injuries are life altering and can have catastrophic consequences. Nearly 1,300,000 people in the United States are living with a SCI, and approximately 17% of them are completely paralyzed. You should be aware that if someone else is responsible for your SCI, you may be entitled to a spinal cord injury claim.
Tips For Winning Your Spinal Cord Injury Claim
- Always Consult A Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Regardless of how cautious one is, accidents will occur, and accidents resulting in back injuries can be especially catastrophic. If this has occurred to you and you do not wish to navigate the claim process on your own, it is important to learn more about the claim process and your available options.
The initial step should be a quick phone call to an experienced spine injury attorney who routinely handles spinal cord injury claims. They will assist you in navigating the complex legal system and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injury.
- Be Sure Your Medical Records Are Accurate
To obtain the maximum settlement for a spine injury, it is necessary to have access to the relevant medical records. The treating physician should have access to all relevant records. If they do not have all of them, they may request them from the previous physicians who treated the injury.
The physician must review these records and then compose a report. This report will be submitted alongside the legal claim and will assist in determining the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
- Get Someone To Go With You When You Go To Your Doctor’s Appointment.
You may believe this is an excessive request, but it is not. Why not has someone who cares about you and wants the best for you accompany you to the waiting room if you’re going to be there for an hour or two?
Not only will it pass the time more quickly, but science suggests that this patient-companion interaction will also significantly reduce your pain levels. 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 physician says and inquire about potential treatment options.
- Get A Copy Of The Law That Applies To Your Condition
If you have hurt your spine, you should educate yourself on the laws that pertain to spine injuries as soon as possible after the injury.
- Fill Out Your Claim Form As Soon As Possible
When submitting a spinal cord injury claim, it can be challenging to remember all of the specifics surrounding the incident that led up to it. This is the reason why it is essential to complete the claim form as quickly as humanly possible.
If you have suffered a spinal injury, it can be difficult to know where to turn for assistance. Fortunately, if you collaborate with our legal team at Pistiolas Law Firm, we will ensure that you are compensated adequately for your spinal cord injury claim. Please contact us at (844) 414-1768 for complimentary assessments.