Avoid These Medical Mistakes Post Injury

broken arm in castAfter you are injured by another person, you want to make sure that you are taken care of properly. Part of this responsibility lies with your doctor, and part with you. There are mistakes that can happen if you aren’t careful, and many of them have nothing to do with medical malpractice.

Here is what you don’t want to do once you begin seeking medical treatment.

1. Downplay Your Injuries

Do not be tempted to downplay your injuries either in an attempt to “act tough” or protect your employer. Be honest with your doctor about your symptoms and the way you are feeling.

2. Exaggerate Your Injuries

On the flip side, don’t be tempted to exaggerate your injuries thinking you will receive more compensation. You don’t want your doctor to take the stand and ultimately prove you untruthful.

3. Go Back to Work

If your doctor has not cleared you for work, do not go back. This can have serious consequences to your benefits. If you think that you are ready to go back to work, have a talk with your doctor and follow their instructions.

4. Not Following Through

You sought medical treatment, so be sure that you follow through with it. This includes taking any medication you were prescribed, participating in any therapies ordered and following home-care instructions.

5. Home-Care

Speaking of home-care, if your doctor tells you that you are not fit to go back to work for one reason or another, that typically means that you shouldn’t be in your backyard digging holes or on a ladder painting your house. Always assume that someone is watching you (even though they probably aren’t) and act accordingly.

If you have thoughts of filing a personal injury lawsuit, chances are that you have sought medical attention. Don’t make the mistakes above and risk a positive outcome to your case.

When you need assistance with a personal injury case in Austin, call our office. A member of our team will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you of the next steps. Call now and let us help you move forward with your claim.