Work Comp: Know your job!

In a workers’ comp claim one of the most difficult things a lawyer has to do is to explain to the judge all of the things you do at work. A clear and complete job description is critical to winning your case especially when your claim is repetitive trauma (like carpal tunnel, back injury from repetitive work).

Make certain you can describe in detail the tools you use, whether the tools vibrate or require hand strength, the hours per day you use the tools, the amount of bending, lifting, twisting you do in a day. Describe the items and weight lifted, pushed, pulled.  Be prepared to describe in detail the processes involved in your job.  Provide co-workers who can support your version of the job.  The more accurate information you provide, the better our chances of winning!

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