For many workers, an accident on the job may be difficult to prove and even harder to collect on. Working conditions could be out of the general public's eye, away from cameras and even away from other coworkers. If you're having difficulty proving a situational event or need help conserving sensitive evidence, consider a few ways to record evidence with technology before the evidence is lost.
Explore The Surrounding Area Conditions
Consider the nature of your accident. Did you fall because of improper safety measures, or did a chemical used for cleaning or business processes splash onto your body? Even if you're unable to capture the exact moment of injury, you can record the circumstances around it.
If a safety mechanism failed, look for the safety mechanism. Using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet computer, take pictures and video recordings of the damaged safety mechanisms.
For chemical spills, look for any eroded areas or damaged materials. If the chemical is damaging to you, it could have at least left some staining. Pictures can help by showing great detail, but videos may do a better job of showing where the leak came from and the possible path of the damage. If the chemical leaked due to poor maintenance practices or damaged equipment, the video can help you follow stains or erosion from the equipment to the injury area.
Transferring Information To Legal Representation
If time is of the essence, you'll need to get your recorded information to legal representatives as soon as possible. You wouldn't want to lose your pictures and videos or have the device broken or stolen before a court settlement, so use online services to make the transfer happen.
You can send the information via a text message system as an attachment, but consider using emails instead. When you email the information, a version will be available in your sent folder as well as the email recipient. It's an easy task to attach others to the email chain, so having even more copies for safe keeping can be done in one action.
If you want ease of access while sharing a simple link to the file, many online storage services are available. These services can create a clickable, temporary link for people to download from without getting your personal information. Beyond that, it's just another good way to have multiple backups in case one version is lost. Contact a workers compensation attorney to create a plan for recording and distributing your injury proof.
To learn more, contact a company like Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia LLC with any questions you have.
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