How to File a Claim

How to File a Claim Against Your Work

If work is responsible for your injury, there are some things that you can do to file a formal complaint. There are some important things to remember. Firstly, your work is only concerned about their business. They are not your friend, and should not be trusted to have your best interest in mind. Do not sign anything until you have it looked over by an attorney.

Document Everything

Document the incident that caused your injury. Write your best recollection of the time, date, the circumstances in which it occurred, environment you work in, and any other details that you think are necessary. Ask any witnesses if they would write a declaration about what they saw. Keep all your medical bills, doctors’ notes, and prescription receipts in a safe place. It is important to stay objective and fact-based in your notes.

Talk to an Attorney

An attorney would be able to let you know how to proceed based on the particular facts of your case. Most attorneys offer a free consultation in which you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have in filing a claim against an employer. A good attorney will listen intently and then propose a legal strategy to get the compensation you deserve under the law.

If you have been hurt on the job and need to file a claim against your employer, call the Law Office of Todd R. Durham at 214-222-4000.