One of the easiest ways to show that you have suffered a real injury is by review of the hospital, clinics or emergency room nurses’ notes.  Nurses document and observe pain.  They are generally trained to observe patients objectively and to recognize hypochondriacs.  They have the ability to administer medication when they see signs of legitimate pain.  Doctors also outline a patient’s chief complaints of pain.  Employers, coworkers, your spouse, friends and acquaintances may also be able to give an account of your painful symptoms and may be able to attest to your inability to perform day-to-day functions performed in the past prior to any injury.