If you have been injured on the job, developed an occupational illness or repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or have lost someone you love to work-related injuries or illness, your initial consultation with a Workers’ Compensation attorney can be your first step toward financial relief. You can get the most out of that meeting by being prepared so that you can provide as much information as possible and ask the right questions while you have the chance.
Documentation of the Injury or Accident
Bring everything you have, even if it’s stuff you think your lawyer can get later. This includes the injury report from work, medical records and receipts, and any photos or video you have of the incident or the scene of the accident. If you have statements from witnesses, take those too.
Hopefully, you have been journaling about your injury. If so, take that with you, and if you can include a synopsis that hits the highlights and timeline of what happened, the injuries you suffered, and how they have affected you.
Bills and Expenses
Take any medical bills and receipts or documentation of other expenses such as travel for your treatment.
Employment and Pay Records
Records that show what you have been earning will help your attorney give you an idea of what you can receive in benefits. Also, any records that show what your position is and what your job duties entail can help in preparing your case.
Write them down, even if you think you will remember. During your consultation, you will get caught up in the conversation and may forget to hit all the highlights that are most important to you and your family.
If you have been injured at work, don’t short-change yourself. Contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney in your state today to learn more about your rights and how n attorney can make sure that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to.