A non-subscriber employer is a workplace that does not provide workers’ compensation benefits. While that is not an ideal situation, if you are hurt on the job, you still have options. Chief among them is choosing to file a lawsuit against your employer. This lawsuit will seek compensation for your workplace accident injuries since you were not compensated via workers’ compensation.
But like all lawsuits, you are going to need to have solid evidence on your side. What sort of documentation should you be gathering? Keep reading for advice from our experienced work injury attorneys.
A List of Helpful Evidence our Work Injury Attorneys Recommend Collecting
It is in your best interest to have the best possible documentation of what happened and why. Here are some things that can help you build your case:
- The incident report. Many companies—including non-subscriber employers—require some paperwork whenever someone is hurt on the job. Even if it isn’t required, you should file an incident report so that you can establish that you were hurt at work and made your employer aware of your injury. Keep a copy for yourself.
- Medical and employment records. You will need to demonstrate the extent of your injuries as well as a sense of the amount you have lost in wages and other benefits.
- Documents and witness statements. Photographs, videos, items that were damaged in the incident, and more can provide key documentation of the event. Similarly, statements from coworkers or others who saw what happened can be foundational to your case.
- The testimony of expert witnesses. There are a number of different kinds of experts who may be able to help explain the full extent of what happened, why it happened, and what the consequences to you were.
Seem Overwhelming? An Attorney Can Help With Your Workplace Accident
While you might have some photos on your phone and access to the original incident report, it might seem difficult to obtain any of the other things listed above. After all, you probably don’t know any expert witnesses, right?
Fortunately, a work injury attorney can help you gather up everything you need—and they can make sure each and every document, photo, and expert work together to tell the full story of your workplace accident injuries and their consequences.
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers for More Information
At SJ Injury Attorneys, our experienced Pasadena work injury lawyers have the expertise you need on your side when filing a lawsuit against a non-subscriber employer. If you have been hurt on the job and workers’ compensation isn’t available, you should reach out to us right away for a free consultation by filling out the contact form online or calling (713) 341-0220.