What Evidence is Needed for the Virginia Worker’s Comp Hearing?
- Employees will need to have all their relevant documents: These include any medical reports and medical bills. They can also include work-related reports to show when you were hired, where you worked, and the amount of wages you lost. Reports can also include details showing that you won’t be able to work in the future.
- Evidence about the accident: Employees and witnesses should be prepared to explain what happened, how they were injured, who they told, and where the accident happened. Employees need to show the accident or illness was work-related.
- Evidence about lost wages: Employees will testify as to when they stopped working, the amounts they were making prior to the injury, and how much time they lost or will lose from work. In some cases, employees may have to testify about their efforts to get light work.
- Evidence about medical condition: Employees will have to say what medical treatment they received. Normally medical reports (if properly prepared and authenticated) can be submitted without the need for the doctor to be present.
- Witnesses: Employees can have witnesses verify or explain parts of their claim. Employees have the right to subpoena witnesses as long as they pay for the subpoenas. The attorney for the employer has the right to cross-examine you and your witnesses.
- The employer’s evidence: The employer will then present their evidence, which you may question.
Contact a Norfolk Workers’ Comp Lawyer Today for More Information
If you’ve been hurt at work, Virginia does not require that you prove the employer was at fault. However, you must show that the accident was work-related, show why you couldn’t work, and prove all the elements of your workers’ compensation claim. Attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has helped thousands of Virginia injury victims get their full benefits, and he is ready to put his considerable experience to work helping you. For the experienced legal assistance you need, contact attorney Joe Miller today by calling (888) 694-1671.