Proving that your accident happened at work

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured on the job in Arkansas, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This is a form of financial aid that is intended to help cover your lost wages, medical costs and other accident-related expenses. 

Nonetheless, navigating a workers’ compensation claim is not always easy. There is a chance that your employer and their insurer may try to question whether or not the accident happened at work. 

How can you prove that your accident did in fact happen at work? 

Company attendance log 

Depending on the time that your accident happened, it may be questioned whether or not it happened in the workplace while carrying out work-related tasks. One thing that can help with this is the company attendance log. Many workplaces have clock in systems that show when employees enter and exit the building. Others may have to sign in manually on a sheet. In any case, a note of your attendance at the time of the accident can strengthen your claim. 

CCTV footage 

Nowadays, the majority of workplaces are covered by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). This can be invaluable in a workers’ compensation claim. CCTV can show exactly where you were at the time of the accident and injury. If your claim is related to long-term exposure to hazardous materials, it can also show the types of materials that you worked with.

Medical opinion 

Seeing an approved doctor as soon as possible is another pivotal factor in gaining evidence. A doctor can offer an expert opinion on how the injury may have occurred, and more importantly, they can offer the best possible treatment plan. 

You do not have to show that your employer was negligent in a workers’ compensation claim. You only have to show that your injuries were work-related. Having legal guidance behind you will help you to do this.