Drug stores like Walgreens are busy places as many people depend upon them to get the drugs they need. They do not always employ sufficient staff to cover the needs of the stream of customers that flow through the stores every day.
This means accidents are far more likely to happen as liquids spill on the floor and empty packets fall into inconspicuous places. Staff trying to work in this environment invariably encounter slip and fall accidents and head injuries from cartons tumbling off high shelves unexpectedly.
Walgreens should have worker’s comp. coverage, which covers the financial burden of a worker when s/he has an unexpected accident and has to remain at home recovering. There are times when worker’s comp. is denied, leaving the injured worker out of pocket.
When this happens the victim may be entitled to lodge an appeal against the decision. However, if this has happened to you it’s wise to get a worker’s comp. attorney to lead you through the process.
Walgreens – Company Overview
Walgreens is a U.S. company which runs the 2nd biggest pharmacy chain store in the country behind CVS Health. It fills prescriptions and provides products promoting health and wellness. It also provides health information, and a photographic service.
It operates around 9,560 stores covering the 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the US territories of Puerto Rico and District of Columbia. In 1901 it was founded in Chicago, Illinois and its headquarters are now in Deerfield, Illinois.
Statute of Limitations for a WC Claim at Walgreens
If you have put in a claim for worker’s compensation to be eligible it must be filed within 12 months of the injury date. The actual statute of limitations is state based, and this time limit may change from state to state.
The accident report needs to be lodged with the Walgreen supervisor or at the Walgreen office within 24 hours of the accident happening. If this time frame is missed you may have lost your chance to file a worker’s comp. claim completely.
Sometimes, Walgreen’s insurer may deny a worker’s comp. claim. One of the reasons often quoted is the injury did not take place at Walgreen. If you believe this decision is unjustified you may be able to lodge an appeal with Walgreen’s insurer. Lodging appeals are never easy but you have to be proficient with providing the required evidence. A worker’s comp. attorney is required to help ensure the appeal is successful.
Why You Should Let an Attorney Handle Your WC Appeal
A worker’s comp. attorney knows how to lodge an appeal on your behalf and will be determined to fight until the appeal is won. It’s rare that a Walgreen employer ever wins an appeal on his or her own.
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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 Walgreens, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.