I’m continuing today with my series of tips for healthcare professionals who are treating injured or disabled workers.
Knowing more about how workers’ compensation laws are structured in North Carolina will help healthcare professionals attend to the other needs of injured workers during the course of medical treatment.
You can find other entries in this series here:
Now for today’s tip:
- Keep detailed records of the patient’s treatment and any conversations you have about the injuries. Detailed medical records, which accurately reflect the patient’s symptoms, treatment and the progression of their recovery, are crucial in workers’ compensation claims. Many cases end up in litigation simply because medical records lack details or are ambiguous.