Suffering an injury is never an easy situation. Whether you were injured in a car accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, assault or other type of incident; you will want to seek compensation for your injuries. When injuries are caused by someone else, you shouldn’t be responsible for paying the medical bills associated with your care. So, how do you document expenses stemming from an injury?
One of the most important ways to document any expense from an injury is to save the receipts for payment. Whether you make a co-pay, send in a check for an invoice or receive a statement from your insurance company; make sure you save every single document that explains money spent by you or on your behalf by your insurance company.
If you are worried about losing any of these documents, you should either take a picture of them or scan them into your computer. Once you have a digital file, you can upload the files to your cloud account. This will protect them and allow you to easily email them to an attorney.
Start a spreadsheet to track all of your expenses. Enter the amount of every single transaction as you spend the money. This can be for office visits, purchasing medical equipment, transportation costs, prescription costs and even ambulatory fees.
As you can see, documenting every expense you have incurred due to an injury is important for your claim. You will need as much evidence as possible to prove your claim in order to receive compensation from the at-fault person’s insurance company or through a lawsuit.