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Work Related Injuries: Get A Lawyer To Avoid Complications

by Marie Caldwell

If you work a labor intensive job and you were hurt on the shop floor, but your company is trying to blame you for the incident, you need a personal injury lawyer. If you believe you were injured because the area wasn't safe for work, or because some of the equipment was faulty, a lawyer will help you look for the evidence you need to prove your case.

You want to get worker's compensation and money for the expenses this injury has cost you, and a lawyer will try to get you the settlement you need. Here is some evidence and information your lawyer will need.

Written Statement of the Accident

You will need a written statement of the incident that took place. In the description you want to add details about any faulty parts, wet floors, or other issues that caused the accident and led to your injury. This is going to be the statement that your lawyer uses to push your case, and to negotiate a deal with your employer. Try to go through each part of the accident, so you don't leave anything out.

Injury Details

Medical bills and statements, and a note from a physician explaining exactly what type of injury you have are necessary. Your lawyer is going to total expenses you have now, and potentially in the future. They will also compile information about the future care and treatment needed for your injury, and how it's going to affect your life.

Eye Witness Information

Did you have colleagues that witnessed the accident, or helped you with your injury at the scene? Getting their information, so your lawyers can contact them is important. You want to know if they would be willing to submit a statement, talking about the cause of the accident and the working conditions.

Security Tapes

Are there security tapes around the shop that would have recorded your injury? Your lawyer needs to know about these quickly, before the employer could get rid of the film. This is the best evidence you could have.

You deserve to be taken care of if you were injured while you were working, and it's your employers or a machines fault. You need to be able to provide for yourself, and you should be reimbursed if you have to lose wages, pay medical bills, deal with your injury, and put your life on hold to deal with the injury.

For more information, check out companies such as Bildfell Law Lawyer.