Just wondering what type of records should I bring so attorney will know whether to take my case or not. The only issue is that the insurance company keeps ignoring my requests for the last few months to give me a copy of the records of my case for whatever reasons, so I can only go to the MD's or PT's office myself to try and acquire it, but not sure will that be enough to show how the case currently stands.
Your attorney would like:
A copy of your DWC-1 claim form, the form you filled out when you reported your injury,
A list of all doctors you have seen in recent history,
Any notices sent to you from the workers' comp carrier,
The name, address, and phone number or any witnesses or of any investigator you spoke to,
Any medical reports you were served with such as a QME report or a Permanent and Stationary Report.
You don't need to get copies of report from the doctors you have seen. The attorney will have a copy service do that.
Take all information you have available. Including the insurance correspondence so he can get the claim number, medical records up to date. If you do not have it no worries your attorney will demand it or subpoena them. Good Luck!
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You want to sit down at your kitchen table with ALL paperwork you have relating to your case. Sort everything out into two piles. Put everything medical into the firt pile. Doctors, hospitals, physical therapy, x-rays, etc. Put it in order with the oldest on the bottom and the newest on top. Next do the same with everything else. Letters from your employer, the insurance company, the state of California, etc. Again, oldeston the bottom, newest on top. Then take everything with you to the attorney.
I agree you should take everything you have to the attorney. Whatever medical evidence is missing the attorney will get from defense counsel or by way of subpoena.
My learned colleagues left out cell phone texts. Communications between you and the adjuster 'stuck' on your cell phone can be helpful, SO IF there's a way to 'print screen' or send these messages to an email where they can be printed, the attorney could use those texts.
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