If your car accident is significant enough, your injuries are most likely causing significant pain and affecting your ability to go work, if not preventing you from working at all. If this is the case, it’s incredibly important that you are open and honest with your doctor by accurately describing the pain you’re feeling and how it interferes with your work. While it may seem like common sense in your mind that these problems exist, your doctor won’t be able to put these things in your medical record without you talking about it. Discussing these issues with your doctor and having them document your difficulty working with your injuries and pain will prevent any questioning by insurance companies about potential lost wages.
As with failing to follow the advice of a chiropractor or physical therapist with missing scheduled appointments, it is crucial you follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations to the letter, whether it’s following up for an MRI, going to see a medical specialist, or taking a prescription medication. Failing to follow your doctor’s advice could be used by insurance companies to argue that your injuries weren’t completely caused by the car accident, but were instead aggravated by your lack of treatment or used to show that your injuries are not as significant as you claim.
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