Like any other store, working at Walmart may have its hazards. If you are injured while working at Walmart, you may find yourself out of work and with new medical bills or financial challenges. Fortunately, workers’ compensation may help you recover financial compensation.
To help understand workers’ compensation for an injury at Walmart, we’ve put together the following guide.
Who Can File For Workers’ Compensation?
There are no restrictions to which Walmart employees are eligible for file a claim for workers’ compensation. As long you were a Walmart employee, injured on the job, and are able to prove that the injury was due to your workplace accident, you are able to file a claim.
What To Do Before Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Before filing a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll need to follow specific protocol. This includes seeking medical attention, informing your employer of the accident and injuries and gathering evidence to show the injury occurred at work.
Proving You Were Injured at Work
When filing a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll need to prove your injury happened while you were working at Walmart. This includes getting statements from witnesses, any video footage, medical bills or statements, etc.
Can I Get Fired For Filing a Workers’ Comp. Claim?
If you were not at fault for the accident that caused your workplace injury, it’ll be hard for the company to fire you. When the accident is caused by your own negligence, then Walmart may have grounds to fire you.
You can find out more about when Walmart can and cannot fire you for filing a claim.
How Long Does the Workers’ Compensation Filing Process Take?
There are many different factors that contribute to how long it takes to settle a Walmart workers’ compensation claim. This includes how fast it takes to hear back from Walmart’s insurance company or if you need to negotiate your settlement amount.
Find out more on how long it takes to settle a Walmart workers’ compensation claim.
Calculating Settlement Amounts For a Workers’ Compensation
When you are trying to establish how much to file your claim for, you’ll have to take into consideration your medical expenses, any missed wages, and other damages. You’ll need to provide bills and paystubs to help support your claim amount.
Getting Help With Your Claim
A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you file your claim. An attorney should be able to help you gather the proper evidence and negotiate with Walmart’s insurance company about a settlement. Your attorney’s fees will likely be built into your settlement amount, keeping you from having to pay out of pocket. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get in touch with a lawyer that takes cases in your area.
*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 any other company, you may not be entitled to any compensation.