Employers are often responsible for injuries that happen on the job, and Amazon is no exception. If an Amazon warehouse worker slips and falls on a wet floor that has no caution sign, breaking their leg in the process, then the company may be liable for their lost salary and medical bills. Other injuries, like sprains and strains caused by repetitive motions, such as crouching or reaching into bins to retrieve and process purchases, tend to be harder to prove, but this is not an impossible task when you seek the legal guidance of an experienced lawyer.
If you suffered an amputation while on the job, first ensure that your employer has already filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. You should then be contacted by Workers’ Compensation. Ensure all your injuries have been thoroughly documented, such as when/how it happened and that the injury occurred at work. Your benefits will assist in covering any medical expenses, time off, or disability. Workers’ Compensation may require you to undergo other medical evaluations to establish your work capabilities. It is best to contact our workers’ compensation lawyers today to see if you could potentially qualify for other eligible benefits and ensure you are accurately advocated for.
Common warehouse injuries include working with hazardous materials, electrocution, respiratory issues, back injuries, falls, slips, and machinery accidents (such as forklift injuries). Repetitive trauma accidents are also common, which includes things such as carpal tunnel from typing often or shoulder injuries. Since warehouses often include labor-intense work, it is common for items to fall from shelves or for workers to pull muscles. Amazon warehouse injuries have been on a sharp rise since 2016. Workers in Amazon facilities struggle from overheating and suffer injuries as a consequence with an injury rate of 7.7 per 100 employees. If you have suffered an injury on the job, be sure to immediately report it to your supervisor, as you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation, then follow up with one of our warehouse injury lawyers.
Florida has a no-fault Workers’ Compensation system. This means blame is not distributed to either the employee or the employer. If your employer has Workers’ Compensation coverage, you should be able to receive benefits that will cover your medical expenses, wage loss, rehabilitation, disability, or other related costs. Beware of employers placing blame on you for not wearing protective equipment. Regardless of wearing a helmet, no-fault entitles you to benefits, and they may be trying to avoid filing a claim or paying benefits. For a free consultation, call us today at (954) 324-2667.
Are you struggling with injuries after a warehouse accident? You do not need to go up against your employer and their insurance carrier alone. At Work Injury Lawyers, we have more than 45 years of combined experience fighting for compensation for our clients. We work on a contingency-fee basis which means you pay nothing unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.
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