Accidents aren’t so commonplace in workplaces, but they occur often enough so that most businesses are required by law to take out workers’ compensation insurance to cover their workers when they fall sick or are injured while at work. Sears employs people in their sales department, as delivery drivers and in their warehouses preparing goods to be sent out to all their stores. All sorts of accidents can happen and when they do in it is important to collect good evidence to prove that your injury took place while you were working at Sears. This is required before you can expect to receive workers’ comp. Accidents That Can Happen at Sears Despite the use of forklifts to move goods from place to place in a Sears warehouse workers do get back, neck and shoulder injuries due to lifting heavy boxes. The same applies to Sear’s delivery drivers who are expected to unload and move products into customers’ houses. Shelf stackers are far more likely to receive head injuries when goods precariously balanced high up on shelves topple over and hit them on the head. Sears has a battery and tire department where the fitters frequently are affected by fumes from the coming and going of vehicles as well as slipping and falling on pools of oil. Being burnt by leaking battery acid is a common occurrence too. Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim You have to get the required medical treatment immediately if you are injured so you should make sure you have noted who witnessed your accident so when you put in your WC claim the witnesses can vouch that the accident took place while you were working at Sears. Your supervisor should be told to as this will prevent any delays in assessing your WC claim. Your doctor or medical center should provide you with a report which will indicate the type of injury and how it happened and what the treatment is and how long it will take. If you have to pay for medical treatment straightaway make sure you keep all copies of receipts so that you can repaid as part of your WC claim. If the police were called because you had an accident as a Sear’s delivery driver make sure you get hold of the police report. This will make useful evidence. Once you have the evidence ready to file your WC claim you should contact your WC lawyer to speed up the claim’s process. How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help It’ is important to contact the WC lawyer as soon as possible as you will start noticing the financial effects of your lost wages sooner than you think. Also medical treatment bills will start to build up too. A WC lawyer is familiar with the claims process and will try to get yours processed as quickly as possible. Additional Resources Help! I Was Hurt Working for Sears! Workers’ Compensation for Department Store Injuries *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 Sears, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.