Many clients ask if their personal injury compensation is affected by choosing between an Emergency Room or Urgent Care center. When facing an injury, it’s always important to take the proper steps when seeking medical treatment.
First, you need to consider your injury. If it requires immediate medical attention, you should not hesitate to go to an emergency room for care.
Even if you experience a minor injury, you should seek medical attention. For non-immediate medical needs, treatment from an urgent care center or your healthcare provider may be appropriate. There are many situations where you can sustain an injury and not feel the damage right away. In these cases, an emergency room visit may not be needed.
The most crucial aspect of any personal injury case is documenting your care, treatment plan, expenses, and time from work. Getting appropriate medical care is essential for your health and recovery, documenting your injury, and ensuring that you’re appropriately compensated.
Early treatment will not only help assure a faster recovery, but it will also help link the injury to the cause. The type of injury sustained will ultimately guide you to the kind of care you need.
No matter where you seek help for your injuries, resist the urge to “tough it out.” Doing so will negatively impact your personal injury case outcome and any claims you may rightfully be entitled to. If you have been injured and have questions, contact our office today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer for guidance on your specific situation.