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The Right Evidence You Need To Win Your Defense Base Act Case.

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Evidence That Can Help Your DBA Injury Case

The more evidence you present to your attorney, the greater the chance of a favorable outcome in your DBA case. A few good ways to corroborate your injury case include:

Photos.

You should always document the effects of your accident and the progression of your injuries with pictures whenever possible, and email the photos to yourself to prove when the photos were taken. If you did not take pictures yourself, hospitals may have their own photographs of bruises, bleeding, stitches, and scars.

Emails.

Email records are much better evidence than phone calls, as most phone conversations are not recorded and are up to interpretation by the court. Emails are time stamped and dated, and are a way to prove what was or was not said by your employer or insurer. Be sure to save both the emails you sent to the company as well as those that were sent to you.

Witness statements.

In addition to contacting people who saw the accident, you should gather statements from those who saw your injury during your recovery. You can ask them to send you an email or a written letter with their recollection of events, and ask them to describe what happened afterward. They may have seen you limp, saw what caused you to trip, and other details you may not remember.

If you do not have a copy of your incident report or you failed to report your injury, you should remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Read through our free book, DBA Resource Guide, for more tips on collecting evidence and building your strongest case.

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
1 Comments:
You mentioned email records. If the employee were no longer with the company but asks them for email records being produced and submitted as employee's evidence, does employer have the right to refuse, citing company's non-disclosure policy and confidential agreement signed by employee when hired? Is it legal if employee forwarded email between employee and co-workers and between employee and former supervisor to personal email account? Can employee print them and submitted as evidence? Thank you!
Posted by Trish Nguyen on January 14, 2017 at 04:25 PM

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