Testimony from coworkers or company representatives can either help or harm your case. Your Florida disability lawyer can show you the difference between good and poor testimony.
Poor: (Client) can’t work a power sewing machine. It’s too hard.
Better: I can tell the Florida disability lawyer that (Client) worked the sewing machine next to mine at the clothing factory. Other than two 15-minute breaks and a half-hour for lunch, we sit all day. Working the machine takes both hands and one foot, the finished pieces we lift and carry weigh as much as 20 pounds and we have to make quota. Coordination and vision have to be good. (Client) can’t handle the job if she can’t keep up.
Poor: I’m the HR director for this company. (Client) did her best, but her disability prevented her from doing her accustomed work.
Better: As Company HR director, I can state to the Florida disability lawyer that (Client) was employed in furniture finishing as a hand sander. Physical requirements included standing (all day with normal breaks), bending, stooping, lifting approximately 30 pounds and maintaining difficult positions. Her illness (her doctor reported treating her for a nervous condition) caused her to miss 31 work days and leave early 16 times. We’ve had to stop the assembly line because she wasn’t here. She works well when she’s here, but we couldn’t keep her because of her absenteeism.
Poor: As HR director, I processed (Client’s) company disability claim. Because he is drawing disability through us, I believe he should have Social Security disability too.
Better: As HR director, I processed (Client’s) disability claim. Company policy states that an employee is disabled if for 6 months his impairment prevents him from doing his accustomed or similar work. Using that criteria, we found (Client) disabled.
Your Florida disability lawyer is there to help. Contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 today.