What Evidence Do I Need For My Case Against Church’s Chicken*?

If you are an employee of Church’s Chicken, you could suffer an injury while on the job. Even when proper safety protocol is followed and when you adhere to all the rules, you can still get hurt while in the workplace. Every job has its own inherent risks, regardless of whether you are a cook, cashier, or manager.

As an example, a cashier may be working in the restaurant when he slips and falls because of a spilled drink on the floor. When he falls, he breaks his ankle. A cook could suffer serious burns on his face and arms when the deep fryer splatters grease on her. A manager may be traveling from one location to another when he is involved in a crash that causes serious back injuries.

Evidence You Should Collect For a Claim Against Church’s Chicken

If you have been injured while working at Church’s Chicken, you should gather supporting evidence for your workers’ compensation claim. You should report your accident to a manager or supervisor right away. An accident report will be completed.

Try to jot down notes about the accident while it is still fresh in your memory. Ask any witnesses to provide written statements regarding what they saw and how you were injured.

You should establish medical care right away. Postponing treatment will make it more difficult to prove that your injuries were directly caused by the accident at work. Keep copies of medical bills and medical records.

You should also keep track of any missed work and lost wages. If possible, you should get photos of the accident scene. Check to see if there are surveillance cameras in the area as they could have caught the entire incident on tape.

When you relay what happened, you must give precise details. As an example, you were unloading the truck when your right foot slipped on the ramp and it twisted your leg counterclockwise causing you to fall backwards. When you fell on the concrete, you felt sharp pain in your leg and your lower back. You were unable to get up without help, and you immediately went to the local ER for an exam.

Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation laws vary from one state to the next, but the benefits are rather consistent, and most employers must maintain the coverage. Because of the complexity of such claims, you should enlist the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer who is familiar with the claims process in your state. With the help of an attorney, you can rest assured that your workers’ comp claim is filed in a timely manner and that all your documentation is in order.

If your claim is denied, a workers’ compensation lawyer will file an appeal. The attorney will review the reason for denial then address the issue. Workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have no upfront costs. Complete the Free Case Evaluation to get connected with a workplace injury lawyer 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 Church's Chicken, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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