Another Frequent Mistake Made in TN Workers’ Compensation Cases: Failure to Create and Maintain a Personal Medical File

When a Tennessee employee is injured on the job, they will more than likely need a lawyer to help them recover their workers’ compensation because Tennessee Workers’ Compensation laws can be tricky, especially if an employee forgets or fails to follow certain steps during the process of filing a lawsuit. In my last several blog posts I have talked about the most common mistakes I have seen clients make when they want to file a workers’ compensation claim. The final and perhaps most important one of these is failing to create and maintain a personal medical file to give to your attorney.

Many people may think that attorneys only need certain information or that the information they need can be easily gathered, but unfortunately this is not always the case. However, if you are able to keep a record of all the medical providers you have seen during this process as well as every procedure you have had, all your treatments, referrals, and any work restrictions you have experienced as a result of your injury then your work comp attorney will be able to have the documents they need to put together a solid case and help you get the compensation you are entitled to for the injury you have suffered. It is also important to keep all these documents and records in your own personal medical file or folder because obtaining them from doctors or other medical facilities may take a long period of time and cause you to have to wait longer for your compensation.

If you have suffered a work-related injury and feel that you have a case for Workers’ Compensation, then we recommend that you contact one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Tennessee Workers’ Compensation attorneys right away. We will work with you to answer any questions and help you to receive the compensation you need for your injury.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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