Denied Workers’ Compensation at Macy’s?*

As an employee of Macy’s, you are protected by workers’ compensation insurance coverage while you are on the job. Workers’ compensation offers specific benefits to workers who suffer a workplace injury, or who have been diagnosed with an occupational disease because of exposures to inhalants or toxins while working. Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws, so you will need to understand the process.

Workers’ compensation includes medical benefits to cover the costs of any medical care associated with your workplace incident and it covers about two-thirds of your regular salary while you are unable to work per doctor’s orders. In some situations, workers’ compensation may cover the cost of vocational retraining if you are unable to return to the same job or if you are unable to maintain employment afterwards.

Macy’s – The Company

Founded as R.H. Macy & Co. in New York in 1860, Macy’s now has headquarters in several states – two in Missouri, one in Indiana, one is Massachusetts, two in Pennsylvania, one in Texas, one in Virginia, one in Illinois, one in California, one in Oregon, and one in New York. As of February 2019, the American department store chain had 584 full-line locations spread throughout the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico.

In 1994, the chain became affiliated with Federated Department Stores, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, making the company affiliated with the Bloomingdale’s department store chain. As of 2015, based on retail sales, Macy’s was the largest department store in the U.S. The company has 130,000 employees. As of 2017, the annual revenue was $24.8 billion.

The Statute of Limitations

Workers’ compensation benefits are rather standard, but the laws regarding the claims process and filing the proper documentation vary from one state to another. Also, depending on state laws, you have anywhere from a few days to up to a year to notify your employer of your injury or illness. You also have a limited time to file a workers’ compensation claim, with most states requiring the claim be filed within a few weeks or months after the incident. Some states allow workers up to a year to file the claim.

You will need to ensure your workers’ compensation claim against Macy’s is filed in a timely manner, so you can access the benefits that you need during such a trying time. Without workers’ compensation benefits, your entire family could suffer financially because of your mounting medical bills and your lack of a paycheck.

Denied Workers’ Compensation at Macy’s?

Consult With A Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If a workplace accident at Macy’s has left you injured, you will need to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who is licensed to practice in your state. With the help of a lawyer, the likelihood of your claim’s success increases significantly. You don’t have to worry about paying your attorney upfront because workers’ comp lawyers work on a contingency basis. Get your free case review today, so you can get your claim on the right track.

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