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Gathering evidence after you sustain a work-related injury

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2023 | Blog, Workers' Compensation |

A work injury can critically impact your life and jeopardize your ability to keep your job. Severe injuries, emotional trauma and financial instability may all accompany a work injury.

Filing an injury claim with your employer is often the start of acquiring compensation. Knowing what evidence to include may improve the appearance of your claim for a more satisfactory outcome.

Date and time

A timeline of the events leading up to your injury can help your employer visualize what happened. If you noticed a hazard prior to your injury, include information about what you noticed and what steps you took to circumvent it. Add as much detail as you can about the day and time of your injury.

Witness reports

If there were other workers present at the time of the accident, they might have statements that could corroborate your claim. If you feel comfortable contacting them, request a statement from them that describes what they saw and heard.

Injury and recovery

Discuss your injury at length, including what your recovery will look like. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your claim should include the type of medical treatment you receive, as well as how much it costs. You should also disclose basic information about yourself including your age, job title and how long you have worked at your job.

You deserve compensation if you have suffered an injury at work. The more context you can add to the information you share with your employer, the more efficient it would be for them to get you help.