THINGS TO DO WHEN INJURED
TELL YOUR DOCTOR
When treating, do tell the doctor that you’re treating for a work injury and explain how and when the injury happened.
Restate this info every time you see a new doctor.
Adjustors & Judges will always look to that first medical record history to determine if they believe you were injured.
DO NOT DELAY TREATMENT
Time is your enemy: Do not delay treatment, do not delay in providing notice, and do not delay in calling me if you have any questions. The system will use the delay against you.
WHAT ABOUT PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS?
Aggravations of a pre-existing condition are covered under the Act: Time off pay, medical care, and some compensation for any residual disability. If you have one, please call us at (312) 330-8829.