If you are currently suffering from the repercussions of a work-related injury, you might be feeling lost and unsure of what to do. A work injury can leave you unable to pay your bills or provide for your family, and it can even leave you permanently disabled. It can also leave you with a stack of medical bills that you can’t pay.
This is why workers’ compensation is available — to protect workers like you in these situations. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation doesn’t always work out like it is supposed to. This is when you need to hire a team of Pueblo work injury lawyers.
However, your lawyer cannot help you if you don’t provide the right information. These are a few important things that you should talk to your lawyer about so that he or she can best handle your case.
1. Reasons Why Your Employer Might Think You Are Retaliating
In some cases, employers think that employees are retaliating in some form or fashion when filing these claims. This does not mean that your case will not go through, but it can complicate things, so your lawyer needs to know about it. For example, your lawyer needs to know if you were recently laid off, fired or disciplined at work. Then, he or she can prepare to defend the fact that you were actually injured and were not trying to “get back” at your employer by filing a claim.
2. Details Surrounding the Incident
Your lawyer needs to know everything about the details surrounding your accident. He or she needs to know what you were doing, whether or not you were wearing required safety gear, if there were any other employees or other witnesses around and more. Consider jotting down notes before meeting with your lawyer to ensure that you don’t forget anything.
3. Extent of Your Injuries
To ensure that your medical bills are all paid and that you are properly compensated for your injuries, your lawyer will need to know about the extent of these injuries. For example, he or she will need any doctor’s notes, medical notes, medical bills or anything else that you have that is related to your injury.
If you provide your lawyer with the right information, he or she can fight your case in the best way possible. If you are looking for a good team of Pueblo work injury lawyers, contact us at Heuser & Heuser, LLP today to find out how we can help you.