If you have had an accident while working at CVS, it may have resulted in an injury which meant you had to take time off work to recover. You should get workers’ compensation to cover you for the financial hardship caused by the injury, including the cost of medical treatment and lost wages.
However, CVS’s insurers may look at ways they can avoid paying workers’ comp. payments and will often deny claims if they think the claimant’s injury was caused somewhere else. If this has happened to you, it is in your interest to contact a worker’s comp. attorney who will fight to ensure you get the WC you are entitled to.
The CVS – Company Overview
The CVS Health Corporation has its headquarters in One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895. It was founded in 1963. Today, it employs more than 295,000 workers and is a provider of health services throughout the United States.
The company’s retail sector specializes in selling prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. It also sells cosmetics and beauty products as well as personal care solutions. It may seem a safe place to work, but there are always some sorts of accidents that can happen in any large store such as back injuries, repetitive strain injuries and slip and fall injuries. Workers who are exposed to some pharmaceuticals are also liable to develop allergies and skin rashes.
Statute of Limitations for a WC Claim at the at CVS
If you have been injured or developed an illness while working at CVS, whether it was your fault or someone else’s, you should be aware that if you intend to file for compensation most states follow a statute of limitations.
This is the maximum time allowed after the accident to file a claim. The statute of limitations in most states is set at 2 years, so if your claim isn’t in by that date you lose your right to claim. Also, there are certain other deadlines you may need to follow. One important one is letting your employer know about you accident as soon as it happens which should be within 24 hours of the accident taking place.
If you fail to do this you may lose your right to workers’ compensation. If you intend to appeal a decision you are given 30 days in most states to do this following the denial.
Why You Should Let an Attorney Handle Your WC Appeal
Appeals are never easy to win, but if your attorney has good grounds to win an appeal s/he will work tirelessly to get the outcome to the appeal that you deserve. This means presenting the right evidence to CVS’s insurer that proves the accident and injury took place on CVS premises.
This is the first step to winning workers’ compensation. Worker’s comp. is based on no fault so the attorney doesn’t need to provide any evidence which designates negligence by the employer.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the CVS, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.