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5 Simple Steps To Prove Your Workplace Cumulative Trauma Injury

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In the workplace, injuries are common. They can be caused by accidents like falls, car crashes or injuries from machinery. but if you have been injured and want to prove that you have been harmed with a cumulative trauma injury But if you have been injured in your workplace and want to prove that you have been harmed, here are five simple steps you can take to prove it:

  1. Get your medical records in order.  
    To prove that you’ve been injured while working, getting all of your medical records and other forms of proof together is essential. From there, you can submit them as part of an official claim form or send them over as an attachment when you call into work every day with a doctor’s note explaining why they mustn’t come in for their time off—or whatever other kind of excuse might apply based on their specific circumstances (such as being too sick). Ensure all parties involved access these documents if needed; otherwise, they’ll be lost forever!
  1. Get all your employment records in order.  
    – Work with a lawyer to review your company’s policies and procedures and the information they have on file.
    – Keep copies of all your pay stubs, employment contracts (including termination notices), performance reviews or evaluations that reference any time away from work due to injury or illness; IWOs are often filed away in a cabinet somewhere in an office building, but if you do happen upon them during an inspection it can help show how long it has been since these injuries started occurring!
    – Keep copies of any benefits provided by the employer, such as health insurance coverage or disability payments: these may not be apparent when looking at just one document, but when looked at collectively, they show how much money was spent on medical treatments over time which will help prove how much longer someone was out due to their injuries than previously thought.
  2. Gather your employer’s insurance and contact information.  
    – The first thing you’ll want to do is gather the insurance company’s name, policy number, and phone number for both the claims department and any specific information about how to reach them in an emergency (e.g., toll-free numbers).
    – Once this information is gathered, it’s time for your next step: contacting them!
  1. Document any workplace problems, write down a timeline of events and collect any evidence that supports your claim for a cumulative trauma injury.  
    Documenting your work-related injuries can help you prove them in court if necessary. It will also allow you to enter the timeline of events leading up to the damage so that court proceedings are more efficient and less stressful for everyone involved. You’ll want to keep track of everything from when each incident happened, including how long symptoms lasted after getting hurt at work, if any witnesses saw what happened or heard about it directly from another employee (or even someone outside of work), etc.
  2. File a claim with the state to get workers’ compensation for your cumulative trauma injury if your employer denies your claim or does not have workers’ compensation insurance.  
    If you are injured on the job and your employer does not want to pay for the injuries, you must file a claim with the state. The state will investigate your case and determine if any compensation is due. If so, they will send out an adjuster who will come out to inspect the site of injury or damage and determine how much money needs to be paid to fix things up again.
    Suppose your employer has workers’ compensation insurance but hasn’t provided enough coverage or payments when needed due to shortfalls in income (i.e., layoffs). In that case, filing a claim can help employees get paid relatively. At the same time, they wait for their employers’ situations to improve financially before they can file another lawsuit against them!

If you have been injured on the job, it is crucial to understand the steps involved in filing a claim for cumulative trauma injury. You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim as long as your employer did not provide workers’ compensation insurance, and you can document that your injury was work-related and occurred at work.
If you have any questions about cumulative trauma injury and workers’ compensation, visit us at Gaylord and Nantais Attorneys At Law or call (805) 800-8799.


Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Partner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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