Do I Need A Lawyer If I Was Hurt Working at FedEx*?

If you were injured on the job at FedEx, you are eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a special insurance that includes medical benefits, which cover the costs of your medical care for your injury and covers a portion of your lost wages while you are recovering.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program. Most employers must participate in workers' compensation to protect their workers. If the injury occurred while you were on the job, then it should be covered by workers’ compensation.

Damages You May Suffer After Being Hurt While Working at FedEx

As an example, you were working at FedEx doing your job sorting packages. A heavy package overturned on you, knocking you to the concrete floor and causing a back injury. You will require ongoing medical care and later, you might need surgery and physical therapy. Because of the severity of your injury, the immense pain, the side effects of your pain medication, and your limitations and restrictions, you are unable to work for months.

Workers’ compensation can take care of your medical expenses and help you with living expenses. Workers’ compensation covers about two-thirds of your regular salary, up to the maximum allowable amount your state permits.

Why Consider a Lawyer?

There are thousands of workers’ compensation claims denied every year. Even while it is obvious that you have been injured at work, many legitimate claims are denied. As an example, you suffered a back injury in the sorting facility, but FedEx has learned you suffered a prior back injury in a car crash that required intensive therapy several years ago.

Because of this prior injury, they allege that your current injury was pre-existing and your claim was denied. Sometimes benefits are stopped. Either way, you will need an attorney to aggressively pursue your claim and help you access the benefits that you need.

FedEx has employees in different roles. Any of these positions have their own inherent risks. As an example, a distribution center employee or package sorter could suffer a back injury. A delivery truck driver could be involved in a vehicle crash that led to multiple broken bones and internal injuries. An employee in a local FedEx drop-off location might suffer a slip and fall that leads to a spinal injury.

Workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis. That means, they will not be paid until you are compensated. Your attorney will get you a settlement for your lost wages and medical expenses. If they are not successful, you will not be out of any cash.

Do I Need A Lawyer If I Was Hurt Working at FedEx*?

Work With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If you have been hurt while working at FedEx, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. There is a strict statute of limitations and failing to meet the deadlines will result in losing access to the benefits that you are entitled to receive in such situations.

Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to get your details shared with a workers’ comp attorney who can review your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.

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