It is important to tell your doctor about all your problems early and often.

This will make sure that your complaints show up in the medical records.

What the doctor puts in her notes is very telling.

For example, if you have pain in your shoulder with reaching and lifting this can support your claim that you no longer can lift as much as before the injury.

In Illinois, with the recent changes in the Work Comp law, your medical records will become even more important.

It is more persuasive to argue you have ongoing pain and limitations if your medical records contain multiple references to your problems.

Remember your medical records are a huge part of your Workers’ Compensation case.

Questions about your Illinois Work Injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.