Are you suing your employer for an injury you received due to an accident that wasn't your fault? Here's what you can do to help your personal injury lawyer win your case:
Document the Specifics
One of the most important things you can do to support your personal injury lawyer as they work to win your case is to take the time to thoroughly document the specific circumstances that led up to your injury so that the other party's representatives, as well as your own, can gain some personal insight into how the events actually occurred. Explain the entire day in writing, from the time you woke up, through your accident, until the time you went to bed. Include the things you ate, drank, and the people you spoke to.
Go into detail about your frame of mind and any distractions that may have been present when you were injured. Explain the events or types of neglect that were present and that played a significant role in your accident. After documenting the events that took place on the day of your accident, have the paperwork notarized, and make copies for your lawyer to provide to the court and the other party.
Gather Witness Information
You can save some time for your lawyer, and therefore possibly save yourself some money on legal fees, by gathering contact information and basic statements from any coworkers who were present during your accident and who witnessed what happened first-hand. Ask each witness to write a short paragraph about what they saw and how they perceived the accident to have happened, and have them include their phone numbers and addresses so your lawyer can contact them to conduct an interview if they find it necessary. Your attorney can use the information to weed out witnesses they don't find compelling and to easily contact those who they do think can make a positive difference in your case overall.
Keep an Ongoing Diary
It's also a good idea to keep an ongoing daily diary that documents your progress as you heal from your workplace injuries. This information can be used to prove the extent of your injuries, your loss of income due to an inability to work, and the overall pain and suffering that you're going through and deserve to be compensated for. Each evening, write down how much medication you've taken during that day, any appointments with doctors or employers that you had, and other information that is specific to your accident. Once a week while your case progresses, make copies of the previous week's diary entries and provide them to your lawyer so they can be used to build your case.