Tips When Applying for Workers’ Compensation at Lowe’s*

Were You Injured at Lowe's? You Might be Entitled to Compensation.

Lowe’s is one of North America’s go-to home improvement and hardware stores. What began as a small chain of supply shops now has over 2,200 locations across the continent, selling items like dining and camping equipment, large-scale building tools, and even pet care supplies.

The benefits are not just for customers, however — more than most companies, Lowe’s places a high importance on their employees with a variety of training programs, community outreach programs, and employee satisfaction surveys.

If you were recently injured during an accident while working at Lowe’s, then it is likely the company will do their best to help you. Continue below to learn the four best tips you can follow when filing for worker’s comp after an accident at Lowe’s. A workers' compensation attorney can also prepare you with tips for success when filing a claim.

#1) Take Pictures of the Accident Scene.

In order to qualify for workers’ comp at Lowe's, you must demonstrate to Lowe’s and their insurance that the accident was work related. Whether you were injured by moving product, fell off of an unreliable ladder, or slipped on a patch of kitchen tile, you should provide as much physical evidence as you can. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, the surrounding area, and any visible injuries. This is best done as close to the accident as possible.

Pinched Nerve While Working at Lowe's

#2) Write Down Everything You Remember.

A big part of a workers’ comp claim is going into extreme detail on the events leading up to, during, and after the work accident. Try your best to remember everything. For example, if you were injured by a falling door in the “Windows and Doors” department, discuss why you were passing through, what you heard/saw before the accident, how it happened, where you were injured, and how you handled the situation afterwards. You can also get similar testimonies from customers or coworkers that witnessed the incident.

#3) Get Help From a Physician.

Physicians play a huge role in both your health and your worker’s compensation case after a work accident. They are necessary because they:

  • assess you after your accident
  • get any tests done or medications prescribed to help you during the healing process
  • provide copies of all tests, medications, and hospitalizations to include on your workers’ comp claim
  • diagnose how long it will take you to fully heal, to help you include all future lost wages from Lowe’s on your claim

#4) Get a Free Consultation With a Workers’ Comp Attorney.

Speaking with an attorney may sound intimidating at first, especially after you’ve just experienced an unexpected accident. However, attorneys can help immensely in a variety of ways. They can:

  • analyze your case with you and help you to collect evidence
  • organize legal paperwork and work with Lowe’s HR department to make sure everything is filed correctly
  • help you write your workers' comp demand letter in proper legal format
  • represent you in court if Lowe’s has difficulty approving your case

Before starting the process, consider a free consultation with a workers’ comp attorney to see if they may be right for you.

*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Lowe's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.