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Bring these documents to your attorney's office after a crash

After an injury, you may turn to an attorney to help you make a claim and get a fair amount of compensation. To do that, the attorney needs information on your accident and injury.

You may not be aware of all the different documents your attorney needs, but with the help of this list, it's easier than ever to make sure you bring as much documentation with you as possible. Here are some things you should take to your attorney upon meeting.

5 things to tell your doctor after an on-the-job injury

You're hurt on the job. Unlike many people, who don't realize an injury is serious and put off that trip to the doctor, you know it right away. You tell your boss and you head for the doctor's office. You can drive yourself, but just barely.

What do you say when you get there? You're already thinking about workers' compensation. You know you can't work like this, not until you heal. So, what do you say?

What to do if you are in an accident at work

Working in industries such as manufacturing, construction or landscaping come with many risks that put your health at risk. If you are injured, you may face high medical bills and be unable to work for an extended period of time. You may wonder how you will be able to afford your mortgage or even your weekly grocery bills.

Luckily, workers injured on the job, or injured due to work-related conditions, can apply for workers’ compensation benefits through their employer. The benefits may cover medical bills, lost wages or permanent partial disabilities sustained from the injury. Unfortunately, employees in the state of Illinois are not eligible to receive benefits for pain and suffering. What should you do if you are injured at work?

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