The Importance of Digital Evidence in Defending Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims
According to the National Safety Council, the total cost of workplace injuries in recent years has averaged more than $170 million for U.S. corporations. This figure includes wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, administrative expenses, and the cost of time required to investigate injuries, write reports, and manage the information required by OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, and attorneys.
There are a number of digital file types that can aid in defense of Workers Compensation claims, return-to-work decisions, OSHA compliance, and personal injury lawsuits, including:
- Audio recordings of statements by the claimant and witness
- Video interviews of the claimant, the employer, and potential witnesses.
- Scene-of-Incident photos and surveillance video
- Video job descriptions
- Personnel files
- Police Reports
- Medical files
- Medical claim histories
*All fields required