What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Aldi*?

If you have been injured while working for Aldi, you may be considering claiming workers’ compensation. All large employers like Aldi will have workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees, as well as themselves, in the event of a workplace accident. Workers’ comp. claims are not automatic.

You do need to apply for them and present evidence showing that the injury really did happen while at work. You may find that a workers’ comp. lawyer can explain the process clearly and help you with presenting the evidence you need for your claim. A successful workers’ compensation payment helps to pay for medical treatment and replace lost wages.

Accidents at Aldi

Aldi supermarkets offer discounted food and other goods. Aldi warehouse workers work in the storerooms, sorting incoming packages and cartons of produce while store workers pack items on the shelves, help customers and take payments at the cash out. Injuries may not be common, but they certainly do take place every day at an Aldi store somewhere.

Warehouse workers can suffer from back and neck injuries through awkward, heavy lifting. Forklift operators moving pallets are involved in accidents when loads are too heavy or there is a fault in the forklift. Store workers may break bones or suffer from strains, sprains and dislocated joints if they slip or trip and fall over.

Evidence You Should Collect

As soon as possible after a workplace accident you should inform your store manager about an injury. This information is an important record which will be used as evidence that you were injured while at work and will be used to calculate the day you stopped work for compensation purposes.

Insurers are not always convinced that an injury actually happened while at work, so it is sensible to obtain any evidence you can that your injury was genuinely workplace related. This might mean:

  • eye witness statements from other employees who saw the accident happen;
  • photos taken of the accident site;
  • video footage from store security cameras if the accident happened inside the store.

You will also need evidence of the costs of medical treatment you receive including visits o your doctor and any tests, scans, medication and surgery.

What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Aldi*?

How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help

Although workers’ comp. seems to be straightforward, it isn’t always easy to get your payment approved and processed. You are advised to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer about your accident and what evidence you should obtain to submit with your claim. If your claim is denied for any reason, you will almost certainly need a workers’ comp. lawyer to represent your interests throughout what can be a prolonged appeal process. Complete the 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 Aldi, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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