If you are an employee of Lowe's who has suffered a work-related injury, you should be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. Most employers in the United States are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Workers' compensation insurance offers medical benefits coverage and covers a portion of lost wages while the employee is recovering from the injury.
In some states, additional benefits are offered. Every state sets their own laws regarding workers' compensation.
Protecting the Evidence
If you have suffered an injury at Lowe's while working, you should protect all the evidence and collect all the documentation that supports your claim for workers' compensation benefits. Documentation you will need includes medical records, medical bills, prescription records, accident reports, and so forth. As an example scenario, you were working at Lowe's when you suffered a serious cut to your hand when cutting boards for a client. You cut through the tendon and almost severed your fingers.
- Two coworkers and a customer saw the accident. You will need written statements from them detailing what they saw happen and how you were hurt. In addition, you should include their names and contact details.
- Keep copies of all medical treatment records and documentation. Keep medical records, prescription records, and orders for physical therapy or any medical devices such as crutches or a sling. Take photos of any visible injuries, such as scrapes, bruises, broken bones, or cuts.
- Prepare a written statement detailing what happened and how you were injured. You should try to do this while the accident is fresh in your mind.
- Keep copies of any accident reports whether they are done by law enforcement or your employer. In some cases, especially if an ambulance is called, you will have both kinds of reports.
- Use all the evidence and documentation to create a timeline of events to show what happened, how it happened and what resulted. This timeline can be used to support your workers' compensation claim.
Depositions and Workers' Comp Claims
If your case doesn't get settled, depositions will be required. When you are giving your deposition, you should act professionally and remain calm. The attorneys representing your employer will ask you about your background, what happened, how you were injured, the medical treatment you have received, the severity of your injuries, and how your injuries have impacted you. Be prepared to answer questions in detail and honestly.
Consult With a Workers' Compensation Attorney
Workers' compensation claims are complicated, so you should be represented by an experienced workers' compensation attorney. An attorney will protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly. Your lawyer will help you get the benefits that you are entitled to receive after you have suffered a work-related injury at Lowe's. Because workers' compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you will not have any out of pocket expenses. Schedule a free case evaluation today so you can get your claim started.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe's, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.