While working your shift at Walmart, did you suffer a pinched nerve that left you unable to work and in excruciating pain? If so, you are eligible to pursue a workers’ compensation claim against Walmart. A pinched nerve can leave you with mounting medical bills and extensive absences from work.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program that most employers must maintain to ensure their employees are protected in the event of a workplace injury or an occupational disease. The claims process is very detailed, and a strict statute of limitations applies, so a workers’ compensation attorney can help you get your claim on track.
Am I Entitled to Walmart Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Pinched Nerve?
If your pinched nerve was caused by a workplace accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from Walmart. A pinched nerve results when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by the surrounding tissues. That tissue that applies pressure might be cartilage, bone or a herniated disc.
Pinched nerves commonly occur in the back, but might also be in another area, such as the hip, a leg, or an elbow. Pinched nerves cause numbness, pain that is burning or sharp that radiates outward, tingling and pins and needles sensations, muscle weakness, and the feeling that an area has fallen asleep. It can impact your ability to perform daily tasks and work.
Damages From a Pinched Nerve While Working at Walmart
A pinched nerve can lead to a variety of damages. For example, you will have to see a specialist, such as a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes surgery might be required to relieve the pressure caused by the nerve being compressed. All these treatments will lead to mounting medical expenses.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation includes medical benefits, which will cover the costs of your medical care for your pinched nerve. You will be out of work for quite some time, but workers’ compensation will pay you a portion of your wages. Usually, you will receive about two-thirds your regular salary up to a state maximum allowable amount. This will help you cover your basic living expenses while you are out of work. Sometimes a lump sum payment is negotiated rather than continuing with the weekly payments.
The claims process can be challenging, so consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. Walmart is self-insured, which is not that common. That means Walmart basically owns its own insurance company and handles the entire process.
Why Consider a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Workers’ compensation claims are complicated. As an example, Walmart might deny your claim and argue that your pinched nerve was a pre-existing condition. You will need an attorney to aggressively pursue your claim and help you get access to the benefits that you need during this difficult time.
Don’t risk losing your workers’ compensation benefits. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your Walmart workers’ compensation claim for a pinched nerve on track today.
*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 Walmart or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.