The evidence you need for a work injury claim generally includes:
- Official accident reports about the injury event
- Video footage that captured the injury event, such as footage from surveillance cameras, traffic cameras, or cellphones
- Photographs of the injury event, injuries, and accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Time logs that show you were working at the time of the accident
If you or a loved one suffered an injury while working and would like to pursue compensation from a liable party, you can work with a personal injury attorney at our law firm. Our legal team knows what kind of evidence you need to include in your work injury case and can fight for the financial recovery you need.
You’ll Need Evidence That Proves Your Injury Occurred At or Because of Work
You may have an opportunity to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit if another party was the cause of your accident. For example, if you work as a construction worker and were injured while operating a faulty piece of equipment, you may be able to hold the equipment manufacturer liable for your damages.
Whether you decide to file a claim or lawsuit, you will need evidence that supports your claims that the injury event occurred while you were working.
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You Will Also Need Evidence To Prove You Suffered Damages
With a personal injury case, you will also need to present evidence of the types of damages you suffered. The following categories include some common examples of compensatory damages people pursue in their work injury cases:
Evidence for economic losses is generally easy to collect since they often involve financial documents of some kind. For example, you may collect:
- Medical bills related to the treatment you received for your injuries
- Receipts for the services you needed after the injury event, such as repairs on damaged property or transportation services if your injuries made you unable to drive
- Tax or salary information to prove how much you earned before you were injured, as a way of accounting for lost income
- Current pay stubs to compare with previous paychecks if you were forced to take a lower-paying position as a result of your injuries
Each case is unique, so you may provide other forms of financial documents for damages if they apply to your case.
Non-economic damages are subjective since they involve mental and emotional losses. Many people often ask us how they can prove emotional distress or how pain and suffering is determined, and that answer can vary based on how their damages affected them personally.
To prove your non-economic losses, you may provide the following types of evidence:
- Photos of your injuries and your recovery process
- Medical records that show the severity of your injuries
- Psychological diagnosis if you are claiming depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or some other form of emotional distress
- Photos of what you looked like prior to the injury event if you claim physical disfigurement
- Anecdotal evidence from witnesses who knew you before the injury event
One of Our Lawyers Can Help You Retrieve Evidence for Your Case
If you decide to work with a personal injury lawyer from our team, we offer the following services for you:
- Evidence collection: We conduct our own investigation to gather evidence for our clients’ cases. This may involve interviewing witnesses, requesting copies of video footage or records, and consulting experts for their analysis.
- Administrative services: We will prepare legal paperwork on your behalf and submit all necessary documents within the statute of limitations in Texas, as written in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. We can also respond to all communication attempts you receive as a way of protecting your case.
- Legal representation: Our attorneys will represent you in all stages of your case, whether that involves going to trial or negotiating a settlement deal outside of court.
Call Clay Jenkins & Associates To Discuss Your Work Injury Claim
If you are worried about getting the evidence you need for a work injury claim, a personal injury lawyer at Clay Jenkins & Associates is happy to work with you. Our legal team has been helping injured clients build their cases since 1948. When you work with us, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal work and advocate for your rights.
Call now to speak with a member of our team in a free case review. We can explain your legal options and answer any questions you have without charging you anything.