Unfortunately it’s become very common for insurance companies to attack your credibility in order to get out of paying for your workers’ comp benefits. They will try to persuade the court that you are lying about your injury so that they don’t have to pay.
There are many ways that an insurer might attack your credibility, but one of the most common is to look at the beginning of your case. Quite often they will do their best to point out any inconsistencies with the story of how your injury occurred.
They’ll compare your accident report with your doctor’s record and the recorded statement that the insurance company took from you. This is why it’s important to be consistent as possible when reporting your injury.
It’s impossible to know which details will be the ones that affect your case. So while it’s important to be thorough, it’s also important to be consistent. If you can get a copy of your reports, that will help you remember what you said in each. That way details won’t slip through the cracks.
One way to help you avoid pitfalls such as inconsistency is to work with an experienced attorney. If we get involved early, we can help you foresee any problems that might arise before they become major issues.