Did you suffer an injury while on the job at Walmart? Are you trying to prepare a workers’ compensation claim against the retail giant? If so, you can benefit significantly from a workers’ compensation attorney’s skills. Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated as well as challenging.
The help of an attorney can significantly improve your odds of a successful claim and help you get access to the benefits that you need during such a challenging time. Workers’ compensation laws do vary from one state to another, but the benefits are usually standard. Workers’ compensation offers no-fault coverage, so even if you were partly to blame for your injury, you can still receive workers’ comp benefits.
Am I Entitled to Walmart Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you are an employee of Walmart, you are covered by workers’ compensation while you are on the job. While state laws do vary, Walmart stores across the country must maintain workers’ compensation coverage for their employees in the event of a workplace accident or illness. Walmart does not have an insurance provider, but instead, is self-insured providing its own coverage.
The laws regarding workers’ compensation in the state where you were injured take precedence of your claim. This means that those state requirements and deadlines must be met for your claim to be considered and/or approved. That means you need to seek medical care right away, properly notify Walmart of your injury, and then have an accident report completed and provide precise and accurate details regarding your injury and the accident that caused it.
How Can an Attorney Help My Walmart Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation claims are complicated. As an example, you are a department manager at a Walmart SuperCenter. When you were helping to get merchandise to put out on the sales floor, you were hit by a scissor lift. The impact knocked you backwards onto the concrete floor causing a back injury. You sought immediate medical care and filed a claim for your back injury, but Walmart denied your claim. They learned you had a prior back surgery, so they allege that your injury was pre-existing.
To appeal a denied claim, you will need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Sometimes workers’ comp claims are just stopped. In those situations, you will need a lawyer to work on getting your benefits restarted.
Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have suffered an injury while working at Walmart, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to ensure the best use of time and resources are made. An attorney, who is familiar with workplace injuries, can help you get your claim on the right track and aggressively pursue the benefits that you are entitled after a workplace accident.
Workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to get your claim on the right track.
*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.