What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Amazon

Accidents frequently take place at Amazon. Many of these are totally avoidable if more care and attention was paid to workers’ safety and the working environment.

If you are a victim of an accident at Amazon you should be entitled to workers’ compensation which covers a percentage of your wages and the cost of your medical treatment while you are unable to work.

However, Amazon’s workers’ compensation insurer will want strong evidence to support your claim before you can expect to receive compensation for your injuries.

Accidents at Amazon

Just because Amazon is a well known company, it doesn’t mean accidents don’t take place, as they do in surprisingly high numbers.

Warehouse workers are confronted with many workplace risks on a daily basis including some of which are due to accidents while some are due to the nature of the job as well such as:

  • repetitive stress injuries which causes severe pain to the joints;
  • overexertion injuries caused by heavy lifting which can cause lower back and neck pain;
  • forklift accidents when an operator makes a mistake while operating a forklift or the forklift malfunctions;.
  • truck accidents when transferring Amazon goods from one place to another;
  • hit by a falling object when heavy boxes fall off shelves while they are being retrieved or stacked resulting in serious back and shoulder injuries;
  • a slip and fall accidents when objects are left lying around for workers to trip over or grease from a forklift or other equipment is left on the floor presenting a slip and fall hazard.

What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Amazon

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

One of the key things you should do if you are injured while working at an Amazon warehouse after you have reported the accident to your supervisor is providing the evidence to prove the injury took place at work. This can include any of the following:

  • eye witness statements;
  • medical records showing you were injured;
  • bills for medical treatment;
  • photographs taken at the accident scene;
  • evidence that faulty machinery caused the accident.

The evidence will be required by Amazon’s workers’ compensation insurer who will decide if you have a genuine claim for workers’ comp. If you cannot prove your injury took place at work your WC could be denied and you may have to appeal the decision.

How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help With your WC Claim

If you want to ensure your WC claim is processed as quickly as possible and it is not denied you should talk to a WC lawyer who is familiar with the claims process. The WC lawyer will ensure the evidence is proof of how your injury took place so that it cannot be disputed.

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*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 Amazon, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.