2 Ways To Help Your Worker's Comp Attorney Win Your Case

What happens when something you buy off of an individual causes someone that you love to suffer from serious injuries? Learn what to do.

2 Ways To Help Your Worker's Comp Attorney Win Your Case

20 July 2016
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If you have been injured at work, you should expect your employer to cover your medical costs. They should cover any doctor's appointments due to the injury as well as any follow-up appointments or treatments. However, it doesn't always work out that way. If you have gotten injured, but your employer doesn't want to pay for it, you are going to need to get some help. You are going to need to see an attorney. If you do go that route, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your attorney has as much ammunition as possible to help them with your case.


If there were any witnesses to your accident, you should give their information to your lawyer. They will be able to talk to the witnesses to see what they have to say. If you have had the chance to get a written account of the accident from the witness, you should give that to your attorney. Otherwise, you should not ask the witness about the accident too much. You don't want to cause them to accidentally manufacture any memories and you don't want for your story and theirs to sound identical. That could be bad in court. 

Medical Records

Before your lawyer even contacts your employer, you need to make sure that you give them all of your medical records, no matter how embarrassing they may feel. The more information the lawyer has, the better they can represent you. Your attorney may even ask you to provide medical records from prior to your accident. The reason for this is that you may have some deficits from after the accident that didn't exist before the accident. Your attorney will want to show how much the accident affected your life and how you may not be able to do all the things that you did before the accident. Your attorney may also send you to an independent doctor so that they can get a better idea of what's going on with you medically, and so that the other attorneys can't say that your doctors may have been somewhat subjective. 

Getting hurt at work can be a big problem. If you did get hurt at work, you are probably entitled to worker's compensation. If your employer doesn't want to pay for medical costs, you should see an attorney, like one at Shaw Leslie Law Office, and get them to help you get what you deserve.