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

Family Dollar employees are often involved in accidents while on the job. This is because being a store that sells budget priced products employing enough workers isn’t always a priority. This means current employees are run off their feet completing all the jobs required to provide the service. Fortunately, Family Dollar, like most stores, provides workers’ compensation for employees who have been injured on the job or who have contracted a work related illness.

If you are employed by Family Dollar and you are eligible for workers’ comp. you should get two thirds of your weekly wage and all your medical treatment paid for until you are fit to return to work. Before your payments begin you need to provide strong evidence to support your claim that the injury took place while you were on the job.

Accidents at Family Dollar

  • Slip and falls are commonplace, especially in the store’s distribution center where products get dropped and slippery spills occur;
  • Spills from cleaning products like bleach can cause breathing problems to workers exposed to the substances and can also cause lung damage;
  • Boxes are cut open with a sharp blade and just one slip of the hand could cause nasty cuts and lacerations to the hand or arm some may even be so deep they require stitches before healing begins.

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

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

Whatever the type of accident and injury you will need evidence to prove it took place while at work at Family Dollar. A good place to start is asking witnesses to write statements including the place and time the accident took place. They will need to provide contact details so Family Dollar’s insurer can contact them if necessary.

You should also have all the evidence of your medical treatment available too. This includes your up to date medical records including any medications you have been prescribed and/or physical therapy sessions you have attended. You will also need to include your employer’s accident report. Take photos of any injuries. If there are bruises, cuts, or broken bones get pictures. Get pictures of any casts, bandages, or medical devices in use.

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

Most Family Dollar workers who have had an accident will want their WC claim finalized as quickly as possible. This is far more likely to take place if you ask a WC lawyer to work on your behalf. A WC lawyer who is familiar with the claims process will ensure the evidence is adequate proof of how your injury took place so that the claim cannot be denied.

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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Family Dollar, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.