What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Dollar General?*

Dollar General is a popular store for budget priced goods but it is also a workplace where accidents to workers take place often. Many of the accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the employer who doesn’t hire enough people to do the job of serving customers well. This means workers are busy carrying and emptying boxes of goods on to the store’s shelves, not always noticing if there is a hazard that could cause an unexpected accident.

As with most employers throughout the U.S., Dollar General should have workers’ comp. insurance coverage to protect workers when they are injured at work and have to take some time off to recover. Before you can file a claim you must provide strong evidence that supports the fact that your injury took place while you were working at Dollar General.

Accidents at Dollar General

There are a number of known causes of accidents that affect Dollar General workers from time to time. These are electric shocks from electrical outlets that aren’t properly maintained, burning from a fire because fire extinguishers that were out of date or could not be found when needed. Apart from these, accidents occur from boxes and goods falling off shelves causing head injuries and slips and falls on spilled liquid that the workers did not know existed.

Most workers who are injured should be eligible to file a WC claim as long as the injury took place while working in a Dollar General store. It is necessary to have sufficient evidence that proves where the accident took place.

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

The chances of being awarded workers’ compensation will depend on you providing evidence to show how the injury took place. There are a number of standard bits of acceptable evidence which are:

  • eye witnesses’ statements;
  • medical records describing your injuries;
  • copies of unpaid medical bills;
  • photographs of the accident scene taken by either you or a suitable eye witness;
  • statements made by tradesmen who have repaired faulty electrical installations following an accident.

All the best evidence should be submitted to Dollar General’s WC insurer who will make a decision on your eligibility for workers’ comp. if there is any doubt your claim may be denied.

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

Most Dollar General workers will start to notice the absence of wages after an accident so will want the WC claim processed as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to ask a WC lawyer to work on your behalf to get your WC entitlement. A WC lawyer who is typically familiar with the claims process and will ensure the evidence you provide is sufficient so that your WC claim is not denied.

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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 Dollar General, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.