What if I Broke My Leg at Lowe’s*?

You are at risk of suffering an injury on the job every day. Despite safety protocol, advanced technology, and new equipment, the risks are real. Sometimes the injuries are very serious and can impact your life for weeks or months, sometimes even years. If you broke your leg at Lowe’s, you will be unable to work for a while. You will also have mounting medical expenses because of the care that is necessary to recover from such an injury.

You are eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Lowe’s is required to maintain workers’ compensation coverage for all employees to protect themselves and their workers in such situations.

The Claims Process

If you broke your leg at Lowe’s, you will need to call an ambulance. When you do this, there will be law enforcement who come to the scene as well. They will complete an incident report that details what happened and how you were injured. You will need to get a copy of this report. Also, you will need to make sure you notify your supervisor or manager. They will complete an accident report. This report will be sent to human resources and, depending on state law, it might be forwarded to a state commission.

Each state sets its own laws regarding workers’ compensation, so you will have to make sure all the proper paperwork is filled out and filed in a timely manner. Just one delay could result in your claim being denied or you missing out on your opportunity to receive benefits.

What if I broke my leg at Lowe's?

The Claims Process

As an example, say you were on a ladder in the middle of an aisle getting down some merchandise for a customer. You slipped and fell from the ladder. You broke your leg after hitting a shelf then landing on the concrete floor. Several people, both customers and employees, witnessed the accident. You will need to make sure these witnesses also give a written account of what happened. Try to make sure your employer is aware of these witnesses. You will need to tell your attorney about them as well. Your attorney will gather up evidence and documentation supporting your claim to ensure you get access to the benefits that you need. Without a lawyer, your claim might be denied, or benefits could be stopped. An appeal would have to be filed or a request made for reinstatement of benefits.

Consult With A Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you have broken your leg at Lowe’s, you need to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. The claims process can be challenging, and with mounting medical bills and the inability to work, you will need access to the benefits available to injured workers. Workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today, so you can get your claim underway with the help of an attorney experienced in handling workplace accidents and injuries. Time is of the essence, so act today!

*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 Lowe's, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.