If you get hurt in an accident, you might be lucky and feel better in a few days. Unfortunately, if your injuries are at a level where you are pursuing a personal injury case, you are probably looking at a longer recovery time. That means that you need to look for ways to manage pain while your claim makes its way through the legal system. Here are some tips from a New York work injury lawyer that might help.

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What Are Some Methods to Manage Pain?

There are a few things that you can do to manage pain after an accident. Popular methods include:

  • Applying heat or ice to an injured area
  • Pain medication, either over-the-counter or prescription
  • Using a back or neck brace
  • Steroid injections
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture

Now, an insurance company may try to get out of covering some of these methods of pain management if you sue for damages. They might claim that they won’t cover bills for services like acupuncture or massage therapy. Do not worry though, because our lawyers can negotiate with insurers on your behalf.

Why Should I Get Medical Care Right After An Accident?

When you get hurt in an accident, you need to make it a priority to get medical care. You may think that you are okay, but you should not try to diagnose yourself. A medical professional can tell you if anything is wrong, and then they can advise you on the best ways to manage pain from your injuries.

Will It Cost Me Money to Manage Pain After an Accident?

Unfortunately, most of these things that can help you manage pain are not free. You can end up starting at quite the pile of medical bills after you get hurt in an accident. If you believe that someone else caused the unsafe conditions that caused you harm, then you may want to consider suing for damages.

If you can show that another party’s negligence caused your accident and injuries, they can be made to pay for expenses like medical bills and lost wages. A lawyer from our firm can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.

Can a Lawyer Help Me With My Case?

It can be tough to prove the negligence of someone else on your own. That is why we recommend hiring a lawyer from our firm. We have experience dealing with cases like:

  • Car accidents
  • Work injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability

If you were seriously injured and someone else is to blame, we will do our best to hold them responsible.

Schedule Your Consultation

When you want to learn more about your legal options, contact Zlotolow & Associates. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about what our attorneys can do to assist you after you have been injured.