What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Home Depot?*

It is quite possible to get injured while working at Home Depot because there are so many potential hazards in a store like this. Home Depot deals in big box goods ranging from power tools to kitchen fittings to floor coverings and paint.

If you work at Home Depot and you have been injured you should be entitled to receive workers’ compensation from Home Depot’s insurer. In order to be eligible you need to have indisputable evidence that the injury occurred while you were at work. It would be an advantage to ask a workers’ comp. lawyer to help you prepare your claim.

Types of accidents that could occur based at Home Depot

The commonest accidents that happen to employees are:

  • slip and fall accidents on slippery or wet floors that don’t display a warning sign;
  • slip and fall accidents on sawdust that has piled up on the floor;
  • poor operation by an uncertified forklift operator causing a collision with a worker;
  • items stored on high shelves falling onto unsuspecting workers;
  • slip and fall accidents in a parking lot which is slippery in icy and snowy conditions.

A WC claim covers the cost of your medical treatment and two thirds of your weekly wage until you return to work. It is worth ensuring you have suitable evidence as workers’ compensation protects you from financial hardship while you are unable to work.

What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Home Depot

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

The first step in any workers’ comp. claim is to let your Home Depot supervisor know about the injury and make sure it is recorded officially. It is important to collect the proof that your accident and injury took place while you were working at Home Depot. Good evidence can be any or all of the following:

  • eye witness statements;
  • medical records provided by your doctor;
  • unpaid medical bills and evidence of paid medical bills;
  • photographs taken at the scene of the accident;
  • evidence showing the forklift operator or other driver wasn’t qualified for the job.
  • If your evidence isn’t sufficient to prove your injury is work related you could have your WC claim denied. To avoid this taking place you should ask an experienced WC lawyer to guide you through the claim’s process.

    How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help

    A workers’ comp. lawyer has all the experience necessary to win a workers’ comp. claim on your behalf. S/he will help to ensure your claim is not denied and is settled as soon as possible.

    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 Home Depot, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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