What most individuals aren’t aware of is that the documents they are able to present at court can either make or break their workers compensation claim. Thus, the importance of documentation for any sort of workers' compensation claim can never be understated.
Verifying the Facts
One of the most important reasons to be sure you proper documentation of everything is to verify the facts. It's too easy for someone to 'claim' something happened while at work or on the clock, so companies and courts require a large about of proof in the form of documentation.
Recently, areas like Newton, Massachusetts, have come under fire for possible workers' compensation fraud. By ensuring your case is fully documented from beginning to end, you can avoid the hassle of any fraud accusations.
Burden of Proof
When you apply for workers' compensation, the burden of proof is on you, the plaintiff. This means, you must prove that you meet the criteria under Massachusetts' state law regarding workers' compensation.