If you have been injured while working at Lowe’s, you might have encountered a challenge from your employer or their insurance company alleging that the injury did not take place there. In this case, you will have to get a workers’ compensation attorney and fight for your benefits.
The first step will be proving that you were injured at Lowe’s while working. Before you receive benefits, you are usually required to prove that your injury or illness was related to your job, so you are entitled benefits. There are several ways you can go about this.
Proving Your Injury Was Work-Related
First, you will need to give a detailed description of what happened and how you were injured. Often, there are witnesses, such as customers or coworkers, who can back up your story and confirm the details of the accident. Usually, proving your injuries are work-related are simple and straightforward, but at other times, it might be more challenging.
Medical testimony might be necessary. A medical professional might have to testify about your injuries and he or she might have to demonstrate how your job was the cause of your injury. This testimony might not involve the extent of your injury or illness, but just confirm it was work-related. Sometimes other workers might have suffered similar injuries from a similar accident on the job. If so, those incidents could be brought up and those workers might be asked to testify as well.
Gathering up the witnesses can be a task. Also, depending on where you were in the store or its parking lot when the accident took place, it might be on surveillance video. In that case, a court order can get the video released, so that the insurance company and the judge can view it. That way, the judge can decide if he or she felt the injury could have resulted from the accident in question.
Legitimate workers’ comp claims are denied. You will need to file an appeal if your claim is denied. Sometimes the employer or their insurer allege the injury was either pre-existing or did not happen at work. When you gather witnesses and prove that your injury was work-related, you will win your appeal and get access to your benefits. Your workers’ compensation attorney will make sure all the witnesses are brought in for questioning.
Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured on the job at Lowe’s and you must prove your injury was work-related, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so your details can be shared with a workers’ comp lawyer. Your attorney will review your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
There is a statute of limitations for pursuing a claim, so make sure you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk losing your benefits after a work-related injury has left you sidelined.
*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 Lowe's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.