You have been injured in an accident and will be making a claim against an insurance company.
Today, most insurance companies use computer programs to evaluate the value of injury claims.
Data entered into the insurance company computer program will come from your medical records. Therefore, it is very important that you adequately explain to your doctors and/or therapists about your injuries and the effect that these injuries are having on your body and your life, so that this information can get in your doctor’s notes. Chart notes are the most important aspect of claims evaluation. Your doctor must do these notes right in order for you to maximize your recovery for general damages.
General damages are damages for physical and mental pain, suffering and inconvenience. You must report to your doctor the following, so that he or she can make better chart notes. These are the most important value factors on your injury claim:
This means that you are working in pain. Tell your doctor about the symptoms that you experience while working. If you are working because you don’t want to lose your job; or, if you are working so that you can support yourself or your family, this must be reported to your doctor. Tell your doctor if there is a change in your ability to do your job or if you lost a promotion.
If you are a student, and you are experiencing pain while sitting in class, carrying your books; or, if you can’t concentrate in class, this information needs to be in your doctor’s notes.
If you experience pain while doing indoor domestic activities, such as washing the dishes, vacuuming, making the bed, cleaning your house, this must be reported.
If you have pain while doing outdoor household activities like gardening, washing the car, cutting the grass or taking out the garbage, these are things that you should tell your doctor about.
If your hobbies, social activities or sports are affected by your pain, or if your ability to perform in a sport has changed, your doctor should know this.
These are important things to tell your doctor about your injury:
Make sure you accurately report your symptoms to your doctor on each visit, even if you told him or her about your symptoms on the last visit. For example, if you have a headache on the first visit that lasts for seven (7) months, and you only tell the doctor about it on the first visit, the computer will default this symptom to one week duration.
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Cap and Kudler was founded in 2004 by Allen A. Cap and Donald C. Kudler, two experienced Las Vegas attorneys who had worked for many years at the firm of Albert D. Massi in the areas of personal injury, general civil litigation and business transactions. Learn more.