Injuries directly related to work tasks are a serious concern for many employees. These injuries can directly cause a particular accident or certain repetitive movements typical of a job. To make a claim, it is essential to establish a relationship between the work and the injuries suffered.
To prove that your job caused or contributed to your injury, you must present solid evidence that includes, but is not limited to:
Report the Injury Immediately
Notifying your employer early creates an official record of the incident and injury. Also, keep a record of any communication you have on the topic.
Seek Medical Care
After the injury, or as soon as discomfort appears if it is not a specific accident, seek medical attention to diagnose and document your physical condition. Always remember to report that it is related to your work so that it is recorded in your medical records and ask for copies.
It is always advisable to keep a detailed record of how and when the injury occurred, as well as any related communications with your employer.
If anyone witnessed the accident or the working conditions that caused it, ask them to make a written statement to support your claim.
Consult with a Lawyer
Not only is it necessary if you are facing difficulties proving the connection between your work and the injury, but a workers’ compensation attorney can help you throughout the process and improve your chances of obtaining justice.
In many cases, proving that your work contributed to your injury can be a complicated process, so having a record of everything that happened provides solid evidence, which is the key to your case. No matter how insignificant you think it is, the more documents and records supporting your claim you have, the stronger your case will be.