Preparing a Workers' Compensation Suit Against PepsiCo*

If you were performing your work duties at PepsiCo and suffered injuries in an accident, you are eligible to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Most employers are required to maintain workers' compensation coverage for their employees.

Workers' compensation includes medical benefits and covers a portion of lost wages. It is a special no-fault insurance to cover work injuries.

Documentation to Support Your Workers' Comp Claim

If you have been hurt at work, you should gather all the documentation to support your workers' compensation claim. As an example, you were working for PepsiCo as a delivery driver when you suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash.

Here are some documents you should gather:

  • Prepare a written statement about what happened. You should be as detailed as possible. Explain what you were doing, how the accident occurred, the injuries you suffered, and any medical care that you received. The earlier after the accident you prepare this, the easier this will be to do because it will be fresh in your memory.
  • Ask any witnesses to the accident to prepare written statements detailing what happened. They should include their names and contact details at the bottom. Ask them to include the date of the accident and the location of the accident when they prepare the statement.
  • Keep all medical records including ER reports, physician notes, x-rays, surgical notes, prescription records, and anything involving your medical care. Take photos of any visible injuries to include with your medical records as well.
  • Keep any proof of lost wages and other damages such as copies of doctor's notes saying you cannot work, paystubs, and so forth. .
  • Keep copies of any accident reports completed by your employer or by emergency responders. If 911 was called, local law enforcement should have completed a report as well so you will need to get a copy of that. Your employer is required to complete an accident report.
  • Take all the documentation and create a timeline that shows the details about your accident, injuries, and medical care. This will be helpful in supporting your workers' compensation claim.

How To File a Workers' Comp Claim against Pepsico

Prepare for Deposition

If a settlement is not reached, you will be required to give a deposition. During the deposition, you should appear professional and respond to all questions honestly.

The attorneys representing your employer and their insurance company will ask about your background, your work duties, the accident and how it happened, your injuries and how they impact you, and any medical care you have received or will need to receive in the future.

Consult With a Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you have suffered injuries working at Pepsico, you need to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Because of the complexity of a workers' compensation claim, you shouldn't file a benefits claim until you have consulted with legal counsel.

Your attorney will not be paid until you receive a judgment or settlement, so you have nothing to lose, and they can help you establish the value of your claim. Because time is limited for filing a claim for benefits, schedule a free case evaluation today.

*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 Pepsico, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.