What Positions at Dollar General are Most Likely to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim*

If you work at Dollar General and were injured while working, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.

Dollar General is one of the oldest general merchandise stores catering to those on a budget or those who want to save money. The brand has been around for 80 years. Currently there are more than 16,000 Dollar General stores throughout the US and the brand is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country.

As people try to make their money stretch further in a tight economy the demand for low price essentials is increasing rapidly. As the brand expands it also hires thousands more employees every year.

Positions Likely to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

There are not a lot of varied positions at Dollar General because part of the brand strategy is to keep costs low. However, the store does need stockers to unload goods and keep the shelves stocked as well as cashiers.

Stockers are at high risk for having injuries on the job because they are unloading and moving heavy boxes full of merchandise, cutting boxes and packaging open, and performing the same motions over and over. They may develop repetitive stress injuries, arthritis, back problems, or muscle strains. They also can cut themselves while opening boxes with sharp cutters.

Cashiers at the store do maintenance and upkeep as well as help customers. This means they are at risk for developing foot, knee, and ankle problems from standing for long shift shifts and they could strain their backs while cleaning up and tidying the store.

Positions at Dollar General Likely To file for WC?

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for These Positions

Workers’ compensation was created to provide financial support for workers that are hurt while on the job. If you are working at Dollar General and you are hurt while on the job, it’s very important to immediately file an accident or incident report with your immediate supervisor. The report should describe in detail what happened.

The supervisor should give you a copy of this report but if you are not given one make sure to ask for one. You will need this report to file with your claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation can help pay your medical or occupational therapy bills, pay for medications and treatments, and even pay for lost wages if you are unable to work because of the incident.

Why You Should Work with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation claims need to have a lot of supporting documents, like medical records and doctor’s notes. Working with a workers’ compensation attorney may be the best way to get your claim approved quickly so that you can start receiving benefits quickly.

A workers’ compensation attorney can guide you through the filing process so you can be confident your application for benefits is filled out correctly and has all the supporting documentation necessary to get approved. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get you claim reviewed by a participating attorney in our network.

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

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