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Medical committee of the National Insurance in Israel

Medical Board of the National Institute of Insurance

 

How to prepare for the Medical Board of the National Insurance Institute

National Insurance Institute is the body responsible under the National Insurance Act for summoning medical committees work injuries. You cannot get a medical committee for work, before an accident recognizes the claims officer work accidents. Medical committees of the National Insurance Committees are seemingly objective but this definition is empty. Medical committees of the National Insurance Institute are objective committees, and generally tend to deprive the rights of personal injury workers. How can the medical committee of the National Insurance be objective if its composition is determined by the National Insurance Institute, and the fees of the members of the Committee are paid by the National Insurance Institute? Since these are usually biased committees, consult with and use a law firm for work accidents or work accidents lawyer who has experience with medical committees of the National Insurance Institute.

 

If you came to the medical board sign you've passed the first stage lawsuit - claims officer's decision that compromised accident and that a causal connection between your injury and work accident. To know the extent of work disability grant or annuity work disability, a plaintiff is entitled to determine the degree of disability from work, and meet with the medical committee of the National Insurance Institute, which examines the claimant and determines the rate of medical disability left to him,  whether temporary disability or whether disability permanent.

 

In fact, the medical committees of the National Insurance are the ones that will determine the amount of compensation a plaintiff is entitled to under the National Insurance Act Work Injury. If the committee determines that the rate of permanent disability is less than - 9%, the claimant is not entitled to monetary compensation. If the committee determines permanent disability is lower than 20%, and higher than - 9%, the claimant is not entitled to a monthly benefit only a one-time grant. Therefore, since the decision of the medical board of the National Insurance Institute is critical, it is highly recommended that the prosecutor will arrive as ready as possible. The plaintiff has to know exactly what to say to the committee. The rule is: it's not what you say, it's important what you don't say!

 

A work disability claim attorney knows how to describe the medical condition, how to behave, and how to dress, in order to increase the chances to realize their rights.

 

We will try to give tips and advice attorney work disability claim social security and hopefully they will help him exercise his full rights under the National Insurance Act Work Injury. However, we recommend that you consult an expert medical committee from National Insurance Act Work Injury.

 

Collection and organization of medical material

Recommended to the Medical Board of the National Insurance are the relevant medical material injury. Even if you have a whole binder to indicate the severity of the injury and / or illness, you must understand the Medical Board of the National Insurance not read all the binders. Unfortunately, most of the medical committee of the Social Security checks most of the material, and in many cases the medical committees of the NII do not reach the really important documents. So, give the Medical Board of First National Insurance the most important documents, and all the other documents only if there is remaining time.

 

Important documents are:

Results of blood tests, ultrasound examination results, results of a CT scan, MRI results, hearing tests results, X-ray results, EMG test results, ENG test results, etc.

 

Importantly, it is very difficult to argue with the results. Of course bring summaries of hospitalization and other important documents. We also recommend that you mark with a yellow marker to highlight the important distinctions between every document in order to facilitate the medical committee of the National Insurance's review of  important documents. It is very important to bring not only the results of imaging tests, but also the disks of imaging tests. Sometimes, members of the committee want to view x-rays, the CT, the MRI etc ... rather than just different radiologists in the interpretation of the HMOs or the army.

 

View medical condition

Keep in mind that all medical committees of national insurance only last a few minutes. At this time the doctor will also review the documents, hear the story of the plaintiff, and check it. Therefore, in most cases, the plaintiff can speak and present his case for a minute or two. The medical committee of the National Insurance should ask the prosecutor what exactly he is suffering from, then he is allowed a very short time. In this time, he must focus on presenting the medical limitations and how they affect performance. In most cases, doctors member of the medical board of the National Insurance Institute are short of patience and therefore you should not repeat it several times. As mentioned, what you do not have to say - it is very important not to tell! Sometimes it's just disturbing and sometimes it can even harm the plaintiff. One has to write down the constraints and complaints, rehearse in front of a mirror and make sure to say all limitations in a minute.

 

Another note important to address, we recommend the plaintiff does not over describe the situation, ie more severe than it really is. Displaying a much worse situation or in other words "performance" may cause permanent damage to the plaintiff. For example, work injuries with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) may be asked by the doctor: "Are there situations where a person standing at the prosecutor hears the tinnitus" prosecutor tries to worsen the situation will say yes, while there is no such thing - the tinnitus hear nobody except the claimant. In this case, the claimant will be recorded protocol is actually an impostor or malingering and this determination will follow him even to the medical board of the Social Security appeals. There are many such questions (and in different areas) and even an "actor" would know what and how to answer. So, your best bet is not to lie, and instead tell the truth (just need to know how to tell the truth).

 

Do not forget to specify all the details

It is important to remember that complaints that were not made, the Medical Board of the National Insurance were, and probably the medical committee of the National Insurance would not take the same limitation. So, write down on paper only the titles of the complaints, for example: a man broke his legs, hit his head, and he has a vision problem. Write a note:

- Pain and limited leg movement

- Headaches and dizziness

- Visual difficulties

 

Before the end of his part he ought to read the note in order not to forget a particular subject. He should take into account that what they forget to tell or individual ears when the medical test, if there is no medical committee and National Insurance would not take it.

 

There is the option to file a prosecutor concluded complaints page which summarizes all complaints and limitations. It is not recommended to rely only on the page and is also very important to tell the oral health committee members of national insurance all the pain and limitations. Important to focus on the travel restrictions more than pain. Their disabilities are, in general, the limit movements and not for pain.

 

Make sure the secretary or secretary of the medical board of the National Insurance record all complaints. Sometimes they have a tendency to reduce some of the complaints just out of laziness. Before signing complaints make sure that everything is indeed registered, and if something is not registered to insist that it be recorded. If the Secretary excuses run out the claim form additional complaints, insisting Secretary has kindly help to attach another form, prior to signing.

 

 Composition of the medical board

Assembly of the medical committee of the National Insurance varies depending on rank. When it comes to the medical committee of the National Insurance for work (committee ranks first), usually assembly includes one doctor and at his side is the secretary. If the claimant suffers from several different medical disciplines, a doctor that sits on the medical committee of the National Insurance Institute determines whether the claimant needs to be checked by other doctors from various disciplines. Ask your doctor to be specifically examined by other experts. That is, if a doctor the medical committee of the National Insurance Institute is an orthopedic, ask that the ENT also examine you if you also suffer from headaches and dizziness. You should not rely solely on the kindness of his heart, or the degree of concentration of the individual physician's medical committee discusses National Insurance. Other opinions (if any) will be delivered later to the medical board of the National Insurance Institute. Typically, the physician receives the recommendations of other doctors, which are expressed in the opinion. It is very rare that a doctor's medical committee would choose not to accept the recommendations of the doctor added, it was referred to the prosecutor.

 

If any party is not satisfied with the decision of the medical board ranks first national insurance, you can file an appeal to a medical appeals. Medical board of appeals NII Immunosuppressants. It is actually a medical committee appeal. It is important to know that not only the claimant may appeal the decision of the medical board ranks first, the claims officer of NII may appeal the decision of the medical board of the National Insurance - committee ranks first, if he believes that the Medical Board of the National Insurance established disability rate is too high, or disability was determined where there was space to determine disability.

 

Usually three doctors who specialize in different areas of medicine sit on the Medical committee appeals of the National Insurance Institute. This committee also has the authority to send the plaintiff to doctors or further testing to establish their decision. Medical committee also appeals can take the opinion of external doctors and she can refuse them.

 

 The most important tip - legal advice

Medical committees of the National Insurance are the committees that determine the rights of the disabled. Many of these disabled people believe that they will go to the medical committees of the National Insurance and justice was published. They bring the Medical Board of the National Insurance all medical paperwork and complain that they have all their grievances, and in many cases cause permanent damage to themselves. There is a saying: "Even a small child who throws a stupid also explain ten Smart could not pull", which is true for medical committees of the National Insurance Institute. If we say something unnecessary to the medical committee of the national insurance, it could cause irreparable damage. You can not erase what will be recorded in the minutes. Even the medical committee of the Social Security appeals will look over the minutes of the medical board of the National Insurance ranks first and raise the problematic issue again. One should consult with an attorney skilled in tort law and especially in the physical and social security medical committees. It is true that sometimes prosecutors can handle medical committees of the National Insurance either alone, but the chances of success when a tort lawyer advises and assists the process are infinitely better.

 

Please read the following posts to any person injured in a work accident.

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What to do after work accident

How to choose a lawyer for work accidents

Work accident victims rights

Claim against the employer in a work accident

Work disability claim

Accident at work accident

Loss of earning a work accident

Occupational disease claim

 

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What accident?

When a person is injured in an accident at work and due to work, or on the way from home to work or on the way back from his home, the accident shall be considered a work accident. In principle, only the NII is authorized to approve whether the accident is a work accident or not. Many victims mistakenly think that if the employer referred them to the infirmary ML form 250 (referral form for medical treatment given to employers for work, to display it to the HMO), or if they received from a hospital medical document entitled "First Certificate victim at work," than the accident was recognized as a work accident. This is not true at all and this is because they are employers, and the medical establishment does not have the knowledge and of course they do not have the authority to decide whether it was a work accident or not. In fact,  if it is recognized by the National Insurance Institute that it is a work accident, there can still be doubt as to whether it was a work accident or not. In case of a disagreement, sometimes there arises between the victim and the National Insurance Institute about whether a work accident or not, will decide on this issue the Labour Court.

 

Victim's rights NII

A victim's rights under the National Insurance Act consist of a few major elements:

 

A. The right to receive medical treatment.

B. The right to payment for loss of Kosher work (injury allowance).

C. The right to grant a work disability pension or disability from work.

D. The right to special benefits or special grant.

E. The right to vocational rehabilitation.

F. The right to receive benefits depending on victim's work.

 

Medical care:

The victim is entitled to receive funding from the National Insurance for medical expenses. Seemingly, in the initial stages after injury victim is not interested in this right, because he lives with a sense HMO pays the medical expenses incurred by him. Indeed HMOs finance the initial phase of medical treatments, but they require a refund from the National Insurance. The NII will agree to finance the medical treatment only if the victim went to the National Insurance in a timely manner (Form Notice of injury at work and its appendices) to recognize the work accident (assuming National Insurance indeed recognized it as a work accident).

 

Please note, when it comes to an accident at work, at the HMO doctor's recommendation of a certain treatment, the National Insurance will fund the same treatment. However, in most cases, doctors are not aware that funds, when it comes to a work accident victim is entitled to receive both treatments are not included in the health basket. Out of habit, HMO doctors avoid recommending the same treatment (as expensive cost, eg performing MRI or CT), which leaves those affected to receive inferior treatment. You should consult with an experienced attorney to guide the victim on how to make medical institutions provide improved medical treatments.

 

 

For example: When the need arises for private medical care such as dental care. For a work accident, HMOs in most cases only provide public dental clinics (dental clinics usually HMO's). If the person wants to be treated by more innovative and private dentists they will face difficulty to get that refund NII.

We suggest it is, in any case in which a medical service, including medical devices (such as prostheses, hearing aids, plaster, plastic, etc. ...) which is not provided directly by the funds, you should call the Work Injury NII place of residence of the victim, and find out there, whether the service provider or supplier of medical accessories accredited by the National Insurance Institute branch. You should do this so that later difficulties do not arise that the NII will not refund.

 

Part of this component, NII funds travel expenses of the victim involved in obtaining medical treatment. This reimbursement will be made by public transport rate unless the doctor specifically wrote HMO, travel for medical treatment must be by ambulance. In this case, the injured party is reimbursed for the cost of the ambulance.

 

Payment for work disability (injury allowance)

National Insurance compensates the injured party for the loss of ability to work in the aftermath of the accident. The compensation rate is 75% the average wage of the injured in the three months before the day of the injury (up to a certain limit).

 

If the fitness incapacity period does not exceeding 12 days, the victim receives money from the employer for the first nine days of the period of incapacity to work. If the period of incapacity exceeds 12 days, the victim receives compensation from the second day of the accident, the employer and part of the National Insurance Institute, and for a period of three months. Payment occurs only if the victim can not actually work on the recommendation of doctors, backed by appropriate medical certificates. If the injured decides not to accept the recommendation of rest given to him by his doctors and goes back to work, he is not entitled to injury benefits from the NII.

 

Notably, the employee does not lose the compensation for the first nine days and this is because by law, the employer must compensate the employee for the first nine days, and the National Insurance does not compensate him. I want to stress, according to Sick Pay Law, that every employee is entitled to accrue 18 sick days a year that they can exploit them for any disease (not necessarily work accidents). Since it's a work accident, not the employer, to deduct the payment for those nine days of sick leave balance of sick days credited to the employee on sick pay law.

 

Importantly, when it comes to a work accident victim must receive medical clearance from a hospital called "the first medical certificate work injury." This is the first document which indicated no days of incapacity victim recommended by the doctor. If later, the doctor decides to recommend further period of incapacity to work, it is important that the recommendation is to write a medical document titled "additional medical certificate victim at work." It should be noted that, unlike the fact that we never recommend giving an original document, the only case in which the victim must provide original documents to third parties is when a medical certificate first victim at work, and additional medical certificates victim at work. In the case that the victim shall provide the NII with only copies, NII will not hear the victim, nor will the victim be compensated. So, just in case it has to photograph the original certificate course and the National Insurance Institute to the source when the copy will remain with the victim.

 

Addressing the National Insurance Institute, the victim fills out a notice of injury form at work, in the case of a victim who is an employee, the employer must fill out part of the form. You should not sign a blank form, and trust that the employer or his accountant will complete all details. This recommendation is because the employer (or accountant) does not know the circumstances of the accident, if he makes a mistake in drafting the description of the injury and the circumstances of the accident, it may cause the legal case irreparable damage. The completed form and submission is signed by the National Insurance Institute, and the victim should keep a photocopy of the form.

 

When it comes to institutional employers or workplaces with a large number of employees (telecommunications, electric company, etc.), apply to the workplace regulations Article 22 National Insurance Institute. Meaning of Article 22 is required to be paid directly to the employee 100% average salary. Later, after the work accident has been recognized by the National Insurance Institute, the employer receives a refund from the NII. When it comes to companies with a small number of employees, Regulation 22 National Insurance Regulations does not apply to them. For a victim facing the NII independently, the impact fees will be at the rate of 75% was recognized only after the work accident. Therefore, in this case you should hurry to the NII contributions, since the examination of eligibility for injury lasts several weeks.

 

Please note that if the injured returned to work after the accident (without the utilization of incapacity period), and after several days his doctors recommended that he stop working completely, he shall not be entitled to injury benefits from the NII at all. According to the law, if there is a break in the incapacity period and the victim returned to work even one day and stopped the period, the NII will not continue to pay him. He will have to open a new procedure (action to determine the degree of disability from work), and should not do so without consultation with a skilled lawyer. Authority to approve medical committee over the period of incapacity for three months, by determining temporary disability of 100% for a further period.

 

Work disability grant or work disability

If three months pass, and the victim has not yet recovered, he may apply to the National Insurance to be recognized as disabled from working. It is important to note that this step must be performed only after consultation with a skilled lawyer, and near the end of the period of three months after the accident. Within a short period medical committee meets "by the National Insurance Institute", to discuss the determination of the degree of disability of the victim. In most cases, personal injury permanent disability are not crystallized after only three months, so generally, the commission will determine the victim to have temporary disabilities. If the temporary disability is higher than 9%, the victim receives a disability pension from work for any period during which he established a temporary disability. Of course there is the possibility to appeal the decision of the medical board, but do not do so without consulting with a skilled lawyer.

 

If the person can not yet return to work, and has no other sources of income in addition to temporary disability annuity from work, he is entitled under certain conditions to contact the National Insurance Institute, and ask for recognition as a disabled veteran in need. If the person is recognized as a disabled person in need, he will receive a monthly allowance equal temporary disability from work, at the rate of 100% and that for a period not take more than four months (in consultation with a skilled lawyer can also extend this period). At one point, after the end of the period in which the victim was set temporary disability from work, the victim meets with the medical board, which determines the rate of permanent disability the victim received from the accident. If the extent and degree of disability determined by the Committee victim Medical is 20% or higher, the victim receives a monthly pension calculated according to the degree of medical disability, and is based on the wages paid to the victim in the quarter preceding the injury in an accident (up to a maximum of five times the average wage). If the permanent disability is between 9% and 19%, the victim will receive a one-time bonus at the rate of monthly pension as above (multiplied by the number 43).

 

 

If the victim loses the ability to function permanently due to the work injury, for example: a person due to medical disability forced to change professions, resulting in decreased earnings received, it is possible to implement Regulation 15 of the National Insurance Institute. According to this regulation, the rate of medical disability which established the medical board can be increased, plus up to an additional 50% calculated in the prescribed medical disability. This addition will be given only if the "Authority Commission Regulation 15" is convinced that there is also a functional disability in addition to medical disability.

 

 

To avoid confusion, I will clarify that the calculation of Regulation 15 with a numerical example: A victim who received a medical disability of 10% and commission the authority the subject of Article 15 has determined that implement Regulation 15 in its entirety, ie by 50%, will receive the National Insurance Institute grant calculated on the basis of 15% disability, rather than a disability grant calculated on the basis of 10% disability only.

 

If the disability rate set by the medical board is not acceptable to the victim or his lawyer, it is possible to appeal the decision of the medical board ranks first, and ask to be tested again by the Medical Board. The appeal must be submitted within 30 days of the decision of the medical board ranks first. This is a very short time, and it does not always take place in an orderly fashion. However, an experienced attorney can extend the appeal with various techniques. It is advised not to appeal without prior consultation with the lawyer, and without consulting with a qualified doctor. This is because the Medical Board appeal may also reduce the degree of disability determined by the medical board ranks first. It is important to note that the National Insurance Institute has the right to appeal the decision of the medical board ranks first, and that the alleged medical board is an external committee and in many cases exploits the NII of the right question.

 

If the medical appeals decision is not acceptable to either party, either the victim or the National Insurance Institute, it can be appealed to the Labour Court. But the court will only appeal legal issues and medical issues. One should consult with a lawyer about the differences between legal and medical issues.

 

Please note, ostensibly medical boards and committees should be objective, but their objectivity is questionable. This is in part because the National Insurance Institute determines the composition of committees, pays for the work of the doctor authority committee, and the committee activities that take place at the offices of the National Insurance Institute.

 

Many claims have been made on the lack of objectivity of the medical committees, and it has long been the intention of the legislature to transfer control of objective party committees such as the Ministry of Health. However, the wheels of justice are slow and it will take a long time until the medical board becomes objective.

 

 

Special benefit or special grant

For a work disability of 75% or more, and people with disabilities who have difficulty walking and a degree of disability from 65% - 74%, it is possible to get special benefits to cover vehicle maintenance costs (for personal use), travel, personal care and assistance at home. In order to receive this benefit, please contact the National Insurance Institute upon special request. In addition, these disabled people can apply for a special grant to cover one-time arrangements due to disability, such as adjustment of the victim's residence limitations, purchasing a vehicle for personal use, and acquisition of assistive devices.

 

Benefits depend on the victims of work

Extent, and the victim died in a work accident dependents are entitled to certain rights, such as:

A. Dependent allowance - a benefit rate of 40% to 100% for full benefits, which goes to the victim if he were still alive and degree of disability of 100%. This benefit will be calculated according to the number of dependents left by the victim. Not all dependents are eligible to receive dependent benefits. For example, a widow of age 40 is capable of working and supporting herself, and is not entitled to a pension. Allowance recipients and low-income dependents, are also paid a minimum income guaranteed.

B. Grant dependents – A one-time grant in the amount of 36 monthly allowances monthly payment is the full benefit, which goes to the victim he had lived and degree of disability of 100%. The grant is for eligible dependents who are not eligible for dependent benefits.

C. Grant marriage - a widower who was married and received dependent allowance is entitled to receive a lump sum equal to the sum of 36 monthly benefits. The grant is paid in two classes: one, the wedding day, and the other after two years of marriage. Notably, the widow received a grant of marriage, is not entitled to more benefits for dependents. It is important to stress that what is said in this section about the widow is true for the widower.

D. A widow receiving vocational rehabilitation dependent allowance- The NII confirms that the widow, under an NII account, learns a new profession. During this time, the National Insurance Institute pays living expenses, and pays the expenses of various related studies. Anything said in this section about the widow is true about the widower.

E. Subsistence allowances for orphans – Expenses will be paid for each child whose time is devoted to elementary school, or vocational training, according to the parent's income.

F. Death grant - In the event of the death of a person who received a disability pension from work and had a permanent disability of 50% or more, a person who died the received  dependent benefits, or an elderly disabled person, the partner or children, in the case that there is not a spouse, receives a one-time grant. The amount of this grant is the average wage. 

 

Victim's winnings from employers' liability insurance policy

In many cases, victims of work accidents can also sue the employer under an employers' liability insurance policy. Unlike a claim against Social Security, where it does not matter who is to blame in the accident, the right to receive compensation from the insurance company of the employer is conditional whether the employer is to blame for the accident. In many cases, employers cooperate with the employee and admit their responsibility one way or another for the accident's occurence. However, this is not the case for all employers. In cases where the employer is trying to hide the truth and refuses to cooperate, you have to address the question of the employer's responsibility through various means. You should consult with a skilled attorney in the early stages who will advise you how to establish the question of responsibility.

In many cases, both the employee and the employer have a responsibility for the occurrence of the accident. In such cases, the court determines what the contributory fault of the employee is, and from this determines the amount of damages.

For example, it the court ruled that the value of the portfolio is NIS 100,000 (New Israeli Shekel), and the permanent worker is guilty of contributing at a rate of 20%, then the employer is responsible to compensate the worker NIS 80,000.  

 

 

Relationship between the National Insurance Institute and the employers' liability insurance policy

It is important to note that the rights of the victim of the employer's insurance company look seemingly "inferior" because of the employer's insurance company and the National Insurance Institute "share" the alleged burden of "total compensation" of a victim. One of the basic laws of tort is that it is harmful to restore the financial situation of the victim to normal. If the employer's insurance company compensates the victim in the amount of money which does not relate to payments from the National Insurance Institute, the victim's financial situation may improve, compared to the economic condition of the victim before the accident. However, he will also benefit from the NII benefits he would have received from the insurance company of the employer. We know it is not logical, so there is an act of offsetting.

 

In addition, it should be noted that in many instances the National Insurance Institute is entitled to contact the employer's insurance company and ask it to pay the full compensation that the NII paid to the victim. In this case, the insurance company of the employer deducts the amount of compensation determined in court from the amount of National Insurance benefits. In the event of injury with temporary disability benefits, and even compensation for a disability grant when permanent disability is up to 19%, there is no problem calculating the offset as a one-time amount paid under the National Insurance Institute to the victim. When it comes to disability pension from work at the rate of 20% or higher, the NII calculates the value of all allowances in the victim's future throughout his life, and offsets the amount received from the grand total determined in court (special calculation will be by way of a discount, and after you get the discounted amount you can offset the compensation determined by the court).

 

 

In some cases, "swallowing" can occur. Swallowing is a situation where the national insurance benefits, past and future, reach the value of the case or even exceed the value of the case as determined by the court.

 

For example: Suppose the court determined that a particular person injured in a work accident is entitled to NIS 500,000 of compensation. The extent and value of the compensation that the victim has received and will receive from the NII are a total of NIS 700,000, and the employer's insurance company is not obligated to pay the victim additional compensation. Accordingly, in some cases, lawyers advise victims that since "swallowing" is about to occur, there is no point in suing the employer's insurance company.

 

If you have been in a work accident, read the following posts that are crucial to the work injury:

 

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Loss of earning a work accident

Claim against the employer in a work accident

Work disability claim

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 Conduct after a work accident


"What do you do after work accident?" is a question that all victims of work accidents ask themselves. In this article we will try to provide a solution to this question. If you have been in an accident at work, even if you were not seriously injured, still there is confusion and excitement. One must not lose their senses, and follow the guidelines below.

If it is a serious or fatal accident, and an ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident, you should not refuse to go by ambulance to the hospital. The ambulance driver must not sign any form or obligation, before he recorded the event details of the accident. The details must include the place of the accident, the circumstances of the accident and if, for example, there was loss of consciousness or delirium, to make sure the ambulance driver really wrote everything down.

If it is easier for the victim, and an ambulance has not arrived at the scene of the accident, one should go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, accident department, or clinic. The victim is advised to get treatment immediately, and not to put off treatment at the evening or end of the day. One should not delay the receiving of medical treatment for the next day. Any delay in addressing health care can cause damage to the legal case work, and there is the possibility that the work accident will not be recognized because of the delay in medical treatment.

If you are hurt in a car accident on the way back from work, in a car accident on the way to work, or a car accident while working, this is also considered a work accident. Record all information about the other vehicle involved in the accident. If there is more than one vehicle involved in the accident, you have to record the details of all the vehicles involved in the accident. One should record the number of vehicle, type of vehicle, the owner's information, the insurance information, etc.

You must enter the full details of the other vehicle driver who was involved in a car accident, according to their ID. You must enter the following details, including their full name, exact address, phone number and cell phone, identity card and any other identification. Check that the phone details given are correct. You simply have to call and make sure that the person's phone rang.

You should find out and record all the details of each witness (except the driver) who was involved in the car accident. Later, when the other driver denies the incident or accident circumstances, witnesses will be of great importance. You should maintain regular contact with the witnesses, (congratulate them on holidays, for example) and not wait until the trial to contact them.

Make sure to obtain a certificate, discharge letter, preliminary hospital medical records or other documents from the emergency room, hospital, or clinic, as well as a record of all the complaints filed. If not all the complaints are recorded (eg. if he lost consciousness even for a few seconds), it is forbidden to leave the facility before the doctor treats the conditions. You have to ask the physician to sign next to the amendment if it was handwritten by the doctor. It is important to note that if, for example, a work accident also affected the elbow and knee, and the doctor did not write "harmed knee and elbow," there is a good chance that the National Insurance Institute will not recognize it as being injured in the car accident, and this will create complex legal problems later. If it is a regular work accident (or a vehicle work accident) is very important to mention to the doctor to record it as a work accident.

We must not give anyone the original medical documents. Doctors are required to provide only copies of the medical records. At a later stage it may be necessary to present the original documents to the court. If they are given to a third party, it may be very difficult to obtain them once again.

It is important to collect any documents and/or receipts indicating accident-related expenses. These include expenses for third-party help, (therapist assistant ... etc) travel expenses, and medical expenses that are not health-related, etc.

Victims must not talk to the insurance company about the work accident or any other matter before receiving advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer.

You should consult a personal injury attorney for expertise in work accidents in the early stages (first few hours or first days) of the accident.

Notify your employer as soon as possible about the accident. If the employer asks you to fill out an accident report, you should do this only after a consultation with an expert in workplace accidents.

In the case of a fatal work accident or an accident that was severely damaging, promptly report it to the Commissioner of Labor and Social Affairs Ministry of Labor to investigate the labor accident. Keep in mind that it is important to cooperate with the investigator from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

You must collect and record evidence of road work, including details of the hazards that may have caused the accident to occur. For example, take pictures of a car if it doesn't have fenders, broken stairs, or the lack of safety railing, etc. .

In conclusion, if you want to know "what to do after work accident", you should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The attorney can guide you through what to do after you are injured in a work-related accident.

If you have been in an accident at work, read the following posts related to work injury. To read posts click here:

What do you do after work accident

How to choose a lawyer to work accidents

Work accident victims rights

Accident at work accident

Loss of earning a work accident

Claim against the employer in a work accident

Work disability claim

Claim professional department

Claim Mikrotraumh

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Although this is an article about what to do after an accident at work, if you really want to know what to do after the accident, it is very worthwhile to read not only the article "What to do after the accident," but also other articles about the accident as mentioned above. "What to do after an accident at work" and other articles on the site do not replace specific advice from a personal injury lawyer, and only the attorney can say for sure what to do after the accident. If there is a contradiction between what the attorney says and what is said in this article, it is preferable to do what was said by the work accident lawyer over what it says in the article 

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