Tips For Working With Your Doctor After An Accident

After an accident, you should have a good working relationship with your doctor, as he or she has a key role in determining how much compensation you receive and how fast and fully you recover from your injuries.  Here are tips to having a good working relationship with your doctor.

1) Tell your doctor about all your injuries.

Your doctor will make notes of your injuries, and these notes can show an insurance company or court the full extent of your injuries.  If you don’t tell your doctor about problems, any claim you make for them may be doubted.  Also, by telling your doctor about problems when you experience them, they can be treated sooner.

2) Follow instructions.

Accident victims have a duty to minimize their losses.  So if you disobey your doctor – like if you ignore instructions to rest – this can lower the compensation you receive.

3) Keep appointments.

If you miss appointments, this tells a court or insurer that your problems aren’t as bad as you say.  Your doctor is vital in helping you recover from your accident and showing the extent of your injuries.  Following these tips will help you get well faster and obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.

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