Some insights on ways to mess up your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case.

1. Do not report your accident to your supervisor. Putting things in writing makes it harder for your Employer to pretend like you did not get hurt at work.

2. Do not go to the Doctor right away. This makes it easier for your Employer to argue that you did not get seriously injured.

3. Do not give a detailed explanation of your accident to the Doctor. The Arbitrator looks closely at what you tell your medical providers right after your injury.

4. Do not tell the Doctor about all of your injuries. It will be very difficult to claim injury for neck, if you only tell the doctor about your leg problems.

5. Do not treat for your injuries on a consistent basis. Going for long periods without treatment makes it look like you are not seriously injured.

Questions about ways to increase your Workmans Comp Settlement? Feel free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.