posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 08:25 PM
My brother is one of the best Workmans Comp lawyers in the south. I did his medical histories for him because I can read doctor handwriting and
understand doctor speak. And I learned a lot. First off you absolutely need an attorney. If not Workmans Comp attorneys will low ball you so bad it's
almost criminal. As ccseagull stated above, make copies of EVERYTHING you have that will be supoened from the W/C lawyers in the discovery process.
Medical records, pay stubs, W2's etc.
You will be asked to provide every doctors name he has seen, usually going back as far as twenty years. Maybe even earlier than that. They will pour
through every doctors visit. ER visit, looking for any sign that this may have been a pre-existing condition. I did the same for my brother, looking
for anything that may jeopardize the case. Don't hold anything back from your attorney, he/she will need to know everything.
All of this information is needed so your attorney can calculate how much money he will ask for. Not just for the injury, but future medical expenses
Get a good attorney, and don't let yourself to be pressured into ANYTHING by your place of work or Workmans Comp
ETA- if I wasn't in such a hurry I could have added more tips. If need be, PM me and I'll answer any questions I know the answers to, or I can ask my
brother. He can also tell you who the best attorneys in your state are.