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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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3 Things You Need To Bring To Your Initial Meeting With A Workers Compensation Attorney

by Gina Hill

If you have had an accident at work, you might be thinking about filing a workers' compensation lawsuit. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you will need to meet with an attorney that specializes in workers' compensation claims. When you meet with the lawyer for the first time, you will need to have a couple items on hand.

Here are 3 things you should bring to your first meeting with the lawyer.

1. Information About Your Employer

First you need to have documentation about your employment. You need to have the name of your boss, your supervisor, anyone else who was harmed in the accident, anyone who witnessed it, etc. You should also bring in anything else that you might think is pertinent to the case.

In addition, you should have documentation stating when you were hired, and if you were terminated, any documentation you have about that. These documents should include your salary and your original contract that you signed when you were hired. This will help the attorney know the background of the case.

2. Medical Documents

Another important thing to have is any medical records pertaining to the accident. When you meet with the doctor it is important that they document what caused the injury and what they did to treat it. You can obtain your medical records from any doctor who treated you.

Second, you should have all of your medical bills. This will help you to prove how much you can ask for in damages. You cannot simply give a number in damages you have to be able to prove each penny. For this reason, medical documents are a great way to get this documented.

3. Your Employers Insurance

In most cases when you file a lawsuit against your employer you are essentially suing the insurance company. The insurance company will be the one that makes the payout. This of course will affect how much your employer has to pay in liability insurance, but a lot of the correspondence your attorney will do will be with the insurance company.

If you have already had communication with the insurance provider you should bring all your correspondence. Any emails or letters that you have will be very helpful for the lawyer. They will see on what grounds the insurance denied a payout and any other things that might have happened.

By having these things readily available you can make the most out of your appointment with your lawyer. To learn more, contact a company like Tarkowsky & Piper Co. LPA with any questions or concerns you have.