Go download the Scannable app. Or any smart phone scanning app. It will make your Longshore or Defense Base Act case a lot easier.
For this post, I am going to talk about Scannable because that is the scanning app I use. Scannable (by Evernote) uses your phone’s camera to snap photos of documents, receipts, business cards…anything that is printed. The program converts the photo to a PDF (if you want). From there, you can save, send, or e-mail the document as you see fit.
One of Scannable’s best features is that, once activated, the app will automatically take the scanning photo and crop the document. Done and done.
How will this be helpful for your Longshore or Defense Base Act case? Think about your last doctor’s visit. Perhaps the doctor’s office handed you a medical report or script as you exited the building. You can use Scannable to instantly create a PDF of that report or script to send to your attorney. Or, suppose you had travel expenses to get from your house to the doctor. You can use Scannable to create a PDF of your travel receipts, and then submit that PDF for medical travel reimbursement.
Creating PDFs also saves time. Most claims documents are submitted to the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation electronically via the SEAPortal system. It’s best to have every record converted to an electronic format as soon as possible.
And if you’re wondering, I did not receive any compensation for bragging about Scannable’s capabilities. It is really just that good. Plus, Scannable is free on the iTunes app store. So, go get it.