Important documents for filing a disability claim

In the United States, workers who were disabled due to an injury or illness can apply for financial support through the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. If you are helping your client file for disability benefits, you will need to complete all the forms and obtain all the necessary documents to support their claim.

Why are medical records important in a car accident insurance claim?

After suffering injuries from a car accident, your client may be counting on their auto insurance policy to pay off their medical bills and other expenses. Unfortunately, their insurance claim may be wrongly denied due to weak documentation.

You should advise your client to seek medical attention immediately after the accident, tell their doctors every detail related to their injuries, follow their doctor’s instructions, and participate in all medical treatments.

Tips for handling workers’ compensation claims

If your client suffered a work-related injury or illness, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that may cover the following:

Medical expenses

Ongoing care costs

Lost wages

Vocational rehabilitation costs

Funeral expenses

Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims — even legitimate ones — can be unjustly denied by insurers.

What lawyers need to know about how a medical chronology is prepared

The health and medical condition of a person is a combination of various factors ranging from genetics, past and present environmental conditions, and lifestyle, among others. Making sense of all these can be difficult for a non-medical attorney handling a medico-legal case, such as a personal injury claim or a medical malpractice suit.

Importance of medical images in personal injury cases

When a plaintiff accuses another party of harming them and causing them grievous injury, the burden of proof lies on that plaintiff. However, the extent of some physical injuries can't be determined just by conducting a visual examination. In fact, some injuries affect internal organs and don’t show external visible signs at all, and the only way to see the harm suffered by the plaintiff is to take and examine medical images.

The role of medical records in workers’ compensation claims

Despite all safety measures that a business has in place, employees may still get into workplace accidents or suffer from work-related illnesses. When these situations occur, injured or sick employees (or their beneficiaries) in the United States can file for a workers’ compensation claim to secure the following benefits:

Medical care coverage
Income replacement payments for lost wages, if the employee’s recovery takes a long time
Coverage for new job role training, if the employee can’t return to their old job role
Long-term disability benefits, if the employee can no longer return to work
Payment for funeral expenses, if the employee dies

By having the financial means to receive healthcare treatment, injured or ill employees can hope to recover more quickly and thus get back to work faster.

How law firms can save time and money by availing radiology imaging retrieval services

During court trials, many workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers in the United States present ultrasounds, X-rays, and other radiology images that depict their clients’ injuries or illnesses. These images help jurors better understand the medical jargon used in the courtroom, enabling them to make informed decisions.

5 Signs you should Outsource Record Retrieval

As the adage goes, time is money. This holds more true for businesses than for almost anything else, with their ultimate objective being to generate income. Even activities that incur costs are expected to result in even larger returns at some point down the line.