If you were injured in an accident, it is crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible for a variety of reasons, especially if your injuries render you unable to work. Seeking medical attention is critical not only for your health, but also for the future of your personal injury claim.
The note you receive from your doctor will serve as a testimonial from a medical professional. It is not only important for your employer, but serves as a form of evidence for your personal injury case and will be factored into the compensation for lost wages that you may receive. Having a doctor’s note strengthens your personal injury case and makes a favorable outcome more likely.
During your visit, you should ask the ER or your primary care doctor for a note stating you are not able to work due to your injuries allowing you to recover as smoothly and quickly as possible. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of obtaining this out of work note.
Getting a Note from Your Doctor
When recovering from an accident, getting proof of everything you are going through in relation to your injuries is essential. Obtaining a note from your doctor should be relatively straightforward. However, you should also ask your employer if your medical provider needs to fill out a specific form or if your medical provider can simply use their own format.
A note from your doctor must contain the amount of time you will need to be out of work related to the motor vehicle crash injuries. Make sure you are honest with your doctor about the accident that caused your injuries. Be clear about any pre-existing injuries or health conditions that may have been made worse by the injuries you recently sustained in the motor vehicle crash.
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If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by another person’s actions, do not hesitate to contact the personal injury team at Hearne & Bailey, P.A. for the skilled legal representation you deserve. Our team has more than two decades of experience and a track record of successful results. You can feel confident in our ability to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and secure the compensation you need to get back on your feet.