One of the most difficult injuries to deal with is a back injury. There is just so much going on along the spinal column and neck that it can be difficult to identify a specific issue or problem. This is why many personal injury cases involving the back and neck become so difficult as well.

For example, when people claim to have chiropractic injuries due to no fault of their own, they often have to submit evidence that their claims are true. After all, it is easy enough to “say” that you cannot move your head to one side due to an upper back injury, but is it the truth? This is the challenge that a personal injury lawyer has to face, but you can lighten their load by documenting everything that happens if you are ever injured in this way.

Consider the following illustration: You are at work and you make a few reports that one of the stairs in an access area is a bit shaky. One afternoon, you use those stairs and the shaky one causes you to fall. You are bruised and scraped, but it is your back that is killing you. Instead of getting up and going back to work, you need to insist that an EMT is called. You could have injured your head or done damage that you don’t know about, AND you need that EMT to document the incident. This is a neutral party who is there for medical reasons, but they will confirm date, time, and that it was clearly a loose stair.

They also make note of all injuries at the moment of the incident, and this is when the first note of your back or neck injury is made. You will then take this to your Denver chiropractor (either the same day or the next) and give them the notes in order to help them do a full assessment of your injuries. They too will make notes and create a clear picture of the extent of the damage.

It is now that you can pursue your personal injury case. Whether you follow the “worker’s compensation” process or a more in-depth premises liability case is not important. What is important is that you documented things from the moment that they occurred, and by doing that you ensured that no one could say you are just claiming injury because you have irrefutable medical proof that it did occur.

Author: Dr. Trent Artichoker