In order to succeed in a workers’ compensation claim, you must prove that you have a work-related injury, such as a back injury or rotator cuff injury. Therefore, collecting evidence a crucial step in the insurance claim process.
Evidence can come in many forms, including witness statements, video/audio recordings, medical records, and expert opinions. Our skilled workers’ compensation team has experience collecting evidence in Columbia workers’ compensation claims and can guide you through this process.
There are many different ways to prove your case. These are some common forms of evidence used in a Columbia workers’ compensation claim:
Medical records will detail all of your medical appointments, any treatment you received, and any diagnosis given during your treatment. These are crucial in proving your case.
In the event your claim was denied without the insurance company providing you with treatment, it may be necessary to recoup the money that you spent on treatment provided for your work injury.
This is a document that provides details about how your injury occurred. Remember that you need to fill out a report of a work injury within 30-days after being injured on the job!
It is important to gather recent pay stubs after your accident. These records will help prove your appropriate workers’ compensation rate.
Anyone who saw how you were injured could be a potential witness that helps your claim. Our legal team can help you obtain statements from any witnesses.
Experts are important and, depending upon the case, can help in a number of different ways. Treating physicians are experts and can testify about your treatment and any diagnosis.
Independent Medical Examiners are medical professionals who can testify about whether the cause of an injury was work-related and the extent of impairment the injury has caused. Occupational and/or Economic Experts can testify as to whether or not the injury prevents you from working or earning a wage in the future.
When it comes to preparing a case, having someone with experience in collecting evidence is important. Our office is willing to discuss your case free of charge. We offer fees on a contingency basis, which means that we do not get paid unless we deliver you results.
Our attorneys can handle the process of collecting evidence in your Columbia workers’ compensation claim. With our experience and knowledge of the workers’ comp system, we can maximize the value of your claim. Call us today to set up your free consultation.