2 Things to Take to a Personal Injury Attorney to Help With Your Worker's Comp Claim

7 October 2020
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you get injured at work, you may be entitled to worker's compensation. You may have a hard time getting that worker's compensation, which is where a personal injury attorney comes in. They can help you get what you are entitled to, and may even be able to help you get more than you thought you would. That's because personal injury attorneys are going be much more familiar with the worker's comp law than you are, and they will be able to tell you precisely what you may be able to get compensation for. So, when you get your attorney, what are some things that you should do in order to help them help you better?

Your Medical Records

One thing that you should bring is all your medical records, from before the accident as well as after the accident. Doing that will let your attorney document all the changes that have happened to you and what kind of impact they have on your day-to-day life now. When you get your medical records, don't forget to get records from the hospital and any specialists you may have seen. You may also want to consider signing releases so that your attorney can talk to your doctors and so that your doctors can give information about your condition. 

Concise Case Outline

Another thing that you should provide is a clear and concise outline from your case. This is especially true if you haven't hired an attorney yet.  A clear, concise outline will let an attorney take a quick look at your case and see what's going on. Make sure that you hit the highlights and big points, like information about damaged or neglected machines, or unclear work practices.

If you have any information about witnesses and other people who may have had problems with the same machinery or issue, this would be a good place to put their information since it would corroborate your story. The attorney can also use this outline as a guide to work from, and a springboard for questions and directions to go when it comes to your case. 

If you have been injured at work, there are things that you must do. One of them is to file for worker's compensation so that you can get all your medical bills covered. Workers' compensation can also cover the salary that you missed while you were injured. For more information about hiring a personal injury lawyer for your workers' compensation case, contact a local practice.