What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Panera Bread?*

Workers at Panera Bread commonly get injured because there are many potential hazards in the bakery. If you work at Panera Bread and you have had the misfortune to have been injured, the company should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance for your injury. This offers two thirds of your weekly wage, plus the full cost of medical treatment until you are able to return to work. In order guarantee your WC claim is accepted, you must provide good evidence that proves your injuries occurred when you were actually at work in the bakery.

Types of accidents that could occur based at Panera Bread

There are all sorts of accidents that happen to Panera Bread employees, but the most common are:

  • Kitchens are hot places, so the most likely accident will involve you being burned, most often to the arms and face, while baking bread and cakes in hot ovens.
  • Deep cuts are commonplace while cutting and preparing vegetables like tomatoes which are put in sandwiches.
  • Slips and falls are common when a worker while moving around the restaurant slips and falls on a substance left behind on the floor resulting in back injuries.
  • A slip and fall in Panera Bread’s parking lot.

Many of these injuries require medical treatment and time off work to recover. Not only should you put together all the evidence proving the injury took place at work but you should make sure your supervisor has been told and the accident has been recorded.

What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Panera Bread?*

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

To be sure you get your workers’ compensation you need to provide evidence that your injury took place while you were working at Panera Bread. This could include any of the following:

  • eye witnesses’ reports;
  • medical records compiled by your physician;
  • unpaid medical bills and evidence of paid medical bills that will be reimbursed;
  • assessment of future costs for medical treatment;
  • photographic evidence taken at the accident scene or by nearby security cameras.

If your evidence isn’t good enough to prove where and how the accident happened, Panera Bread’s WC insurer may deny your claim, which means you will have to appeal. As a WC claim is based on no fault you cannot be denied a claim if you were to blame for the accident.

How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help

A worker’s comp. lawyer has all the experience necessary to win a workers’ comp. claim on your behalf from Panera Bread. S/he will help to ensure that your evidence will not be rejected so your claim is not denied and is settled as soon as possible to avoid you have to bear financial hardship.

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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 Panera Bread, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.