Friday, December 3, 2010

Accidents Victim with Chronic Pain - Simple Ideas to Help Your Credability


Chronic pain is now a well accepted injury following car and work accidents. Chronic pain has been accepted as a legitimate injury by scientists, doctors, the courts, disability insurers, worker's compensation and government agencies.

But victims of car and work accidents still never feel safe. You are still dependent on insurers to approve necessary treatments and provide financial security when you cannot work. This is a constant struggle.

Despite the recognition of chronic pain, worldwide, it is still best to assume that you always have to be ready to expalin yourself. Here are a few simple ideas that can help your credability.

First, learn about your injuries and symptoms. You are already the most knowledgeable person about your own body. You know far more, than even your doctor or family members. You live with your symptoms every moment of every day.

Create a short list on paper - the shorter the better. Memorize it. This is not because you don't already know it, but because you need to learn how to say it with as few words as possible. Short, concise and powerful. If others want to know more they can ask questions.

Practice talking out loud to yourself or to a mirror. Read from your short list and practice saying it with a clear and firm tone. Not aggressive, just firm and confident. Remember, you know what the truth is, no matter what anyone else thinks.

 It is not your job to convince others of how you feel. Your job is to tell the truth. That's all. The job of others is to trust you. This is especially important for family members and friends. They can always ask questions, or read the reports, if they are confused. 

If you are being challenged by someone in authority, such as an insurer, lawyer or even your own doctor, offer to have a report sent to them. Don't try to argue with professionals. If you sense that they don't trust you, only reports or evidence from professionals will help. Then, it is their job to read the reports and learn the facts.

I hope these ideas can make your life at least at little bit easier. I will return to this topic over and over again. It is an important one, for all accident victims, and for anyone who lives every day in pain.

Yours with care,
Michael

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