If you are preparing a worker’s compensation claim, then you know that documentation is key. Because the entire claim is based on being able to prove exactly what happened, when, where and who is ultimately to blame, it’s vital to be able to have at your disposal all of the information necessary to make a strong and comprehensive case. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why there is nothing more important in a workers compensation claim than the medical documentation. Gathering and compiling a thorough medical history is your key to presenting a strong, winnable case.
Why are medical records so important?
As said earlier, a workers compensation claim is all about being able to build a timeline that shows what happened and who was at fault. In order to do that, you’re going to have to establish some basic facts along the way; these facts are available to you in the form of medical documentation. These records will help show the injuries sustained, how they happened, and what steps were taken during and after the initial treatment.
Medical records are also important because they can help to establish a cause and effect scenario. In some instances, an employer might try to argue that an employee was already injured or disabled before a certain event happened. This is easy to prove or disprove with the existence of the relevant records. When you have records in your hand that show your client as healthy or uninjured beforehand, it shuts down the opposing case pretty quickly.
How do you get the necessary medical records?
There are two ways to answer this question. One: you can have your firm do it yourself. Of course, this is a time-consuming activity. It’s going to either take up a lot of your time, or it’s going to take up a lot of your assistant’s time. Either way, that time you’re using to compile these records is not being spent on your client and the other things you need for this case. In addition, all of your other clients are also being neglected because of the amount of time needed to compile a thorough medical history.
Or, you could go with option two: hire the services of professional medical records compilers. With expertise and experience, we know the best and most efficient way to find the necessary documents to help build your case. With the time you save, you can focus on the other aspects of the case, knowing that the medical documentation will be excellent and second-to-none.
If you would rather have a team of experts at your disposal then try and do this yourself, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our experienced team can help provide you with the records you need to build the strongest workers compensation claim possible.