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Nebraska Work Comp: Proving Your Injury Is Work-Related 

Have you been injured at work in Nebraska? You probably have a lot of questions about filing a workers compensation case. Workers compensation is a type of insurance that your employer obtains. They obtain this insurance so that workers will be financially protected should they become injured on the job.

Filing a workers compensation claim works much like other types of insurance claims. You have to complete paperwork, and you have to prove your case. The main element of a workers comp case that must be proved is that your injury occurred at work. This can be easy in some cases, but in other cases, it can be a challenge.

How to Prove your Injury Occurred at Work

It seems like it would be easy to prove that an injury occurred at work, but that’s not always the case. For example, what if no one was there to witness you falling down at work? What if there was no camera to capture the injury? 

Many people do have an easy time proving that their injury was work-related, but others will have a more difficult time with this. A few tips to help you prove that your injury occurred at work are listed below.

Document the Accident Scene

If no one saw your accident take place, try to document it yourself. Take photos of whatever caused your injury. For instance, if there was a loose tile on the ground that caused you to fall, take photos of the loose tile. Also, write down everything about the accident you can. What time did it occur? Where did it occur? What caused the accident? 

Make sure you keep detailed records. This can help you prove your accident case. Also, make sure to report your accident to your employer within twenty-four hours, as mandated by workers compensation laws in Nebraska.

Visit the Doctor Right Away

If you’ve been hurt at work, head straight to the doctor’s office or hospital. Some companies actually have doctors on call who are meant to deal with workplace injuries. If you notify your employer right away of your injury, they will likely send you to a doctor who handles work-related accidents and injuries.

Going to see a doctor is important, because it will demonstrate whether you were injured or not, and you can also tell the doctor what caused your injury. It will also show a timeline. 

For instance, if you were scheduled to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., your doctor visit can help prove that your injury occurred at work. If you went to the doctor at 9:30 a.m., that can help show that your injury happened during your scheduled work hours.

Use Witness Statements and Other Evidence

You can also prove your injury occurred at work by getting statements from witnesses, such as coworkers. You can also use other evidence available to you, such as video footage of your accident.

Get Help with Your Work Comp Claim

Contact Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. for help with your claim. Call 402-462-5187 or fill out the form below to get a free case consultation.

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