Understanding Personal Injury Law

Understanding Personal Injury Law

X-Rays: Valuable Evidence To Support A Workers' Compensation Claim

Kristina Walker

If you've been injured on the job, the first – and the most important – thing you should do is get the medical care that you need. Nothing is more important than your health, which is why getting the medical treatment you need right away is so crucial.

Once you have received the medical care that you need, however, you are probably wondering how you are going to pay for those expensive medical bills. And, if you are unable to work while you recover, you are probably also wondering how you are going to make up for lost compensation. Filing for workers' compensation could be the answer. However, in order to receive compensation, you need to prove, without a doubt, that you have been seriously injured while on the job. In the case of a broken or fractured bone, X-rays can be one of the most valuable pieces of evidence to support your workers' comp claim.

How X-Rays can Help

When a broken or fractured bone is suspected, an X-ray is typically taken to diagnose the injury. An X-ray image can clearly illustrate a break or a fracture in a bone, which is why they are such useful pieces of evidence to support a workers' comp claim. It's virtually impossible to argue with a black and white image that shows the extent of your injury.

Using an X-Ray to Support Your Claim

So, how do you use an X-ray to support your workers' comp claim? Well, the first thing you can do is seek the legal counsel of a lawyer like John J Bublewicz Attorney At Law, who specializes in workers' compensation. Your lawyer will guide you through the process of filing your claim, which will include presenting the workers' compensation board with the evidence that supports your injury and your claim – including the X-rays that were used to diagnose your broken or fractured bone.

Additional Evidence

Though it is virtually impossible to argue with an X-ray image that shows a broken or fractured bone, having all of the evidence possible to support the injury will further help your case.

Ask the doctor who diagnosed your injury to provide a detailed report that highlights the details of the broken or fractured bone. In this report, details that highlight the extent of the damage or important, as are details that illustrate how the injury has impacted your ability to work, including:

  • Limited mobility
  • How long it is anticipated it will take for the injury to heal
  • Whether or not physical therapy will be needed to regain strength and mobility
  • If you will experience lasting or permanent damage as a result of the injury

If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone while on the job, an X-ray can be one of the most valuable pieces of evidence to support a workers' compensation claim. 


2020© Understanding Personal Injury Law
About Me
Understanding Personal Injury Law

After I got into an accident a few years ago, I realized that I needed to hire an attorney, and fast. I didn't know how to proceed through the course of the investigation by my insurance company, so I searched the area for a personal injury lawyer who could help. I was really impressed with how intelligent my lawyer was and how hard he worked to make things right with my case. After a few months, my lawsuit was settled, and I really felt like I couldn't have done it without him. This blog is all about understanding personal injury law and the benefits of working with a lawyer.