Getting injured at work is a difficult experience. You have to seek medical attention. You need to make sure that the higher-ups in your company know you are injured. You may also need to take a drug test, depending on your workplace, your job, and how your injury occurred. At some workplaces, that's just standard operating procedure and it doesn't mean that they think you were on drugs, it's just a way for the company to make sure that they are protected. However, once you have done all of that, you still may not get the money that you are entitled to because of your injury. Your company may decide that they want to fight your worker's comp claim. If that happens, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your case.
You should gather as much information as you can about your accident and health outlook before talking to a prospective lawyer. Having as much information as possible will allow them to more accurately predict how your case will go and will therefore help them create a more effective strategy to help you win your case. So, when you go to your initial consultation, make sure you take the following with you:
Company Documentation and Communications
The first thing that you need to take with you is any documentation and communication records about your injury, situation, and potential compensation that you have gotten from your company or their insurance company. Your attorney will need to know what the company is saying about your case. Your attorney will need to use this information to fight their claim rejection. Make sure you bring all the related documents, emails, messages, and recordings if any are available. Having the exact information will make your case much easier for your attorney because they won't just be depending on your memory.
The attorney will also need copies of all your medical records since your accident. They will need to see how your accident affected you and how it is likely to affect you for the rest of your life. Along with the records, your attorney may also want to talk to your doctors to see what they have to say about your prognosis. If they do, you will need to sign a release for each doctor the attorney wants to talk to. Without that release, your doctor can't talk to your attorney and answer any of their questions. Your doctor may not even be able to confirm that you are a patient with them.
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