Target Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Submitted by Elizabeth V on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 12:46

Target is a national retailer of upscale discount items, with over 1,700 locations across the United States. Career opportunities include sales associate, cashier, inventory control, and stocker. Many of the associated duties include heavy lifting, long hours on one’s feet, and stocking shelves, all the while trying to dodge warehouse vehicles.

If you are hurt at Target, or any other national retailer of upscale discount items, workers’ compensation benefits can cover your medical expenses, make up for lost wages, and even compensate you if your injuries leave you permanently or partially disabled.

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I’m Hurt Working At Target?

If you work at Target or any other similar large retail corporation, and you were hurt at your place of work and/or the accident occurred during your work shift, you can file a workers’ compensation claim.

If you have been injured while working at a large retailer such as Target, you are required to report your injury to your supervisor within a certain period of time (which ranges between 72 hours to 180 days depending on the state that you live in) and file the actual claim by the deadline observed in your state. However, it is important to note that, the sooner you start the process, the sooner you could get the medical coverage and financial benefits you need.

What Does My Target Workers’ Compensation Claim Cover?

Workers' compensation benefits usually include:

  • A percentage of your wages paid until you are ready to return to your job at Target or a similar corporation
  • Medical treatment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits

These benefits are meant to help injured workers recover more quickly. However, the application process to receive workers’ compensation benefits can be a challenge. According to some studies, as many as 25% of claimants are denied when they first apply.

If this happens to you, you may be awarded benefits after requesting reconsideration. Should you be denied at the reconsideration stage, you may appeal again, and your claim would be reviewed by an administrative law judge. While this extends the process for you, each stage of this process can give you a better chance of getting the benefits you need.

How Can I Prove I Was Injured While Working at Target?

When filing a Target, or any other large national retailer corporation, workers' compensation claim, you need to demonstrate that the injury was work-related. You can do this by taking the following steps immediately following your accident.

  • Let your manager know about the accident right away
  • If you can, take photos of whatever contributed to your injury (e.g. debris on warehouse floor or unmopped spill)
  • Secure statements from anyone who witnessed the accident
  • Seeking medical attention and get copies of your medical reports

The more evidence you have that highlights how your injury was work-related, the better your chances are of having a successful workers’ compensation claim. However, you may still face challenges.

For employers, injury claims can mean increased insurance premiums that they want to avoid. Similarly, insurance companies that insure corporations such as Target, typically are frequently trying to minimize payouts. Thus, having a workers' compensation lawyer on your side during your process of trying to receive workers’ compensation, can help you address these potential difficulties and get the benefits you need.

Get Help With Your Target Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you’re hurt at a corporation such as Target, workers’ compensation benefits can cover your medical bills and pay a portion of your wages while you recover. Working with a lawyer can help ensure that your claim is filed on time. Additionally, if your claim is denied, working with a workers’ compensation lawyer can provide you with important legal support to help you get the benefits you both need and deserve.

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