Getting injured at work is a risk you take each day, especially if your job is somewhat dangerous or hazardous, but this does not mean your employer is not responsible for your injuries. If you were injured while working, you may have the right to sue your employer through a personal injury lawsuit. In order for you to win this type of case, you will need to have the following three things.
Proof that it happened at work
The first crucial thing you will need to file and win your case is proof the injuries occurred at work. Some work-related injuries are easy to prove, while others are harder. For example, if you fell off a roof while working, you could easily prove your injuries occurred at work. There would probably be witnesses there to verify this, and you may have had to call an ambulance for services.
On the other hand, proving that you developed carpal tunnel syndrome from performing the same activity day after day would not be as easy. Carpal tunnel is something that happens gradually, and injuries like this are harder to prove.
Evidence your employer was negligent in some way
The second thing you must have to win your case is proof that your employer was negligent. If you fell off a roof because your employer failed to provide the safety gear you needed, you could use this as evidence of negligence.
Employers have responsibilities when it comes to workplace safety. Any violation of a normal responsibility of an employer could serve as evidence of negligence. This is one of the key factors that will affect the outcome of your personal injury case.
Documentation of your injuries
The final thing you need is documentation of your injuries. If you were injured, you should have medical bills to prove it. If the injuries were emotional in nature, you could use receipts and reports from the therapist you visited for help. You can also keep track of the days you missed at work because of the injuries.
You should keep a record of all your bills and appointments that relate to the injuries you experienced from work. You may also want to keep a journal to document incidents and feelings after the injury.
Proving these three things can help you win your case, and you should try to produce as much evidence as possible. If you would like to learn more about work-related cases, contact a personal injury attorney, like those at Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A.