Do I Need A Lawyer If I Am Hurt Working at Amazon*?

Are you an employee of Amazon who was hurt while working, you are eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program where employers provide special insurance coverage program that protects workers in the event of an occupational disease or workplace injury.

Workers’ compensation includes medical benefits, which will cover your treatment costs for your work-related injuries, and it also covers a portion of your lost wages while you recover, which is usually about two-thirds of your regular salary. Workers’ compensation laws are set by your state and can vary from one state to another.

Damages You May Suffer After Being Hurt While Working at Amazon

For example, you were working your shift at Amazon in the stockroom. While stacking boxes, a stack overturned and fell on top of you, knocking you to the concrete floor causing you to hit the back of your head. You suffered a concussion and neck injury. You will need ongoing medical care, which might include physical therapy for your neck injury. Your concussion might result in post-concussion syndrome, which can affect you for months to come.

You are out of work several months, so you will need the coverage that pays a portion of your lost wages. Usually, workers get about two-thirds of their regular salary, up to the maximum amount allowed by the state.

Why Consider a Lawyer?

Every year there are thousands of legitimate workers’ compensation claims that are denied. As an example, you suffered a neck injury that requires surgery. Amazon learned that you suffered a neck injury in a motorcycle accident several years ago. You had surgery for that injury as well. Because of that, your workers’ compensation claim is denied, and Amazon’s insurer alleges that your injury is pre-existing.

In this situation, you will need to file an appeal and present evidence to the contrary. For example, you will need to show that your prior injury healed properly and that the current injury is different and has led to different issues.

Amazon has multiple positions that each has inherent risks. As an example, a delivery driver could be involved in a trucking accident that results in traumatic brain injury. Distribution center employees could have feet injured by pallet jacks loaded with products. An inventory specialist might have suffered a slip and fall on a concrete floor that resulted in a broken tailbone. Workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront costs or out of pocket expenses.

Do I Need A Lawyer If I Am Hurt Working at Amazon*?

Work With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

A strict statute of limitations applies to workers’ compensation claims. Failing to have documents filed by the specific deadlines could result in your claim being denied. Don’t risk losing access to the much-needed benefits you are entitled to receive following a workplace accident at Amazon.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page, so your details can be shared with a lawyer in your area who can review your case and help you get your claim on the right track.

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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 Amazon, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.