Is it important report my personal injuries to my doctor?

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Rob Legat - SBPL

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The obvious - to get them treated.
Also - for them to be properly recorded; to avoid a possible future cross examination as to why and whether your injuries were actually serious; to mitigate further injury and degradation caused by not getting your injuries treated; so that you can get a specialist report underway by someone who can observe the injuries before any healing sets in; to create a timeline.... and so on.
 
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Rob Legat - SBPL

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I don’t practise in personal injuries, so I’m unable to answer your question.
 
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Hi ellispalmos - I just saw your post and not sure if you had assistance with your second question.

1. Telling doctor about your injuries: I completely agree with Rob Legat. When it comes to insurance or compensation matters, the insurer will heavily rely upon medical evidence and reports. If you do not provide sufficient details to your doctor then the insurer wouldn't know the severity of your injury, hence your claim may not continue.

2. Steps for claiming compensation: This depends on how and where your injury occurred. ie;

- if your injury occurred during work then you can claim Workers Compensation.
- if your injury occurred in a motor vehicle accident then you may claim for Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation
- if your injury occurred inside a shop, mall, someone's house due to their negligence then you may put forward a Public Liability Claim.

Hence depending on how your injury occurred and where it occurred will determine the claiming compensation process.

I hope this answers your question.

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Owais