Having ample evidence is important when you are pursuing a Workers’ Compensation claim in Virginia.
When it is hard to come by or when you’re facing an uphill battle in obtaining benefits, a Workers’ Compensation lawyer may be able to help.
One of the setbacks that can be experienced in the filing of a Workers’ Compensation claim is seeing a doctor of your employer’s choosing. They may try to downplay your injury or illness, or even outright deny that you are hurt. This is why it’s important that you do your part to gather as much evidence as you possibly can.
Immediately upon learning of a work-related illness or sustaining a work-related injury, you should begin collecting it. One piece of evidence that will be helpful in proving your claim is an accident report. If your injury occurred while on the job, make sure an accurate, detailed report is completed.
Company policies, safety warnings or any other documentation related to the accident should also be gathered. You may even wish to get a copy of your employee handbook, which may provide helpful information.
You should also get copies of your medical records, including test results. Make sure you get a copy of any prescription medication you are put on. If you are scheduled for further treatment (surgery, physical therapy, etc.), it’s important to have documentation of this.
Other types of evidence that may be helpful include:
- photographs or video footage;
- testimony from co-workers; and
- anything else that pertains to your injuries or illness.
Your evidence could make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim.
Contact Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a law firm in Richmond can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.