No two workers’ compensation cases are exactly alike. While many injured workers share a similar injury or accident, each injury claim requires careful investigation and consideration by employers and insurance carriers alike. Whether you hurt yourself lifting a box or were involved in a serious on-the-job car accident, you deserve compensation for your medical costs and lost wages that resulted from your injury.
When it Comes to Workers’ Compensation, All Evidence Is Not Considered Equal
No matter how your injury happened or what physical damage your injury entails, there is one kind of evidence that stands out above the rest in your fight to receive workers’ compensation: medical evidence.
From a serious traumatic injury to a debilitating repetitive stress injury (like carpal tunnel syndrome), your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance carrier are primarily concerned with the symptoms and prognosis your medical records contain. Your official medical records will be your go-to evidence to prove what happened, how it affected you, and how it will continue to affect you and your ability to work.
On top of your official records, it is also helpful to have your own records of your injury and recovery. Taking photos of your injuries and documenting your progress, pain, and challenges can add another level of context to your official records, and can also help you ensure that your doctor is officially documenting your symptoms, as well.
Have You Been Injured At Work?
If you've been injured on the job you need to speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Augusta office directly at 706.863.6600 to schedule your free consultation.