If you are filing a workers compensation claim against your current employer, you need to make sure that you have evidence that can back up your suit. It is your responsibility to demonstrate that you were injured at work and that your injuries prevent you from doing your job. Your employer is not responsible for proving or disproving your injuries during the trial. It is all on you and your personal injury attorney to make your case and present evidence supporting your case.
Collect All of Your Medical Documents
You need to gather all medical documents related to the injuries you sustained. You will need to present copies of all bills and invoices you have received from any hospital, doctor or specialist your visited in relation to your injuries. You will also need all written notes and documentations that any doctor or medical professional wrote down who assisted in your care.
You may not have all of this information on hand. You may need to contact any doctors or medical professionals who treated you, and ask for copies of any notes that they took related to your care. You will also need to obtain a copy of your complete record for each visit to any medical facility to treat the injuries you sustained at work.
Collect All Of Your Alternative Medical Documents
If you saw a chiropractor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, or physical therapist for your injuries, you will want to collect all of your bills and invoices from your visits as well. It does not matter if these treatments were covered by your insurance or suggested by your regular doctor. You have a right to present all information related to any medical help that you sought for yourself during the trail phase of your You will also want to reach out to them to get their notes and documentations from your sessions.
Keep Track Of Any Out Of Pocket Money You Spent On Physical Therapy
If one of your doctors or physical therapists suggested that you purchase special workout equipment in order to aid in your recovery, or if they suggested you purchase modified equipment to ease your pain, you need to keep track of all of these expenses.
Find An Expert Witnesses To Testify On Your Behalf
All of the documentation in the world does not hold the same weight as the words of an expert. You will need to find someone who can attest to the extent of your injuries. You will also want them to testify on how long it usually takes for someone in your condition with a similar medical history to heal, as well as if and when a full recovery can be expected. You will have to pay an expert who testifies on your behalf, so make sure you ask about their fees before you pursue someone as an expert witness.
In order to win your workers compensation lawsuit, you will need to prove the extent of your injuries. The best way to prove the extent of your injuries is through excellent documentation. Make sure you have copies of all medical visits related to your injuries. You should also try to find an expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf and further explain the extent and nature of your injuries and the recovery process.