What Positions at Albertsons Are Most Likely to File for a Workers’ Comp Claim?*

With more than 2,200 grocery stores operating in the third quarter of 2020, Albertsons is the second-largest grocery store chain in North America. The company has stores in 35 states, as well as in the District of Columbia under 20 different brand names. Albertsons donated more than $300 million in food and financial support during 2017 to combat hunger and provide resources for cancer research and treatment.

The grocery store chain offers a wide variety of services that include online shopping.

Albertsons Employees Likely to File to File a Workers’ Comp Claim

Like other grocery stores, Albertsons employees run the risk of getting hurt on the job. Starting in the warehouse, employees that unload and transport goods throughout the store are susceptible to suffering from repetitive motion injuries.

Warehouse workers also have to contend with back spasms caused by lifting heavy objects. Workers that shop for customers that place online orders are vulnerable to the same slip and fall accidents that customers experience.

Prolonged periods of standing can cause leg, foot, and back injuries. This means checkout clerks and customer counter employees can suffer from painful injuries just because they stand for hours on end.

Food preparation workers face the same types of injuries that adversely impact restaurant employees. Lacerations caused by knives can send employees to the nearest emergency room for treatment. Operating meat and cheese slicers can lead to a serious cut injury that requires emergency care as well.

Injured at Albertsons?

How Do I to File an Albertsons Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Regardless of the position, employees at Albertsons should follow four steps to file a workers’ comp claim.

Report Injury

Most deadlines have established a deadline for reporting a workplace injury. For example, New York gives workers 30 days after an incident to report an injury. If you suffered an injury while working at Albertsons, you should immediately inform your employer.

Complete the Required Paperwork
After informing your employer about your injury, your employer provides you with information concerning your rights and workers’ comp benefits. You complete the forms given to you by your employer, which include a form that describes in detail the extent of your injury and a form that explains why the accident took place.

Employer Reports Injury to Workers’ Comp Insurer

Although the employer submits the claim form and supporting paperwork to its insurance company, your doctor also needs to submit a medical report. You might also have to inform your state’s division of workers’ compensation about your injuries.

How the last step unfolds depends on whether your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company approves or denies your claim. If your employer denies your claim, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer to determine the best course of legal action.

Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Being proactive is the key to getting a workers’ comp claim approved. Before you submit forms to your employer’s workers’ comp insurer, reach out to a lawyer to help you present the most convincing case possible. Your attorney can help you complete the injury report, as well as take witness statements and obtain medical records. Albertsons operates a sophisticated security system that includes camera footage. Your lawyer can request security footage that demonstrates how you got hurt on the job.

*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 Albertsons or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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