What Positions at Dollar Tree Are Most Likely to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?*

Some positions at Dollar Tree may be more likely to file a claim than others. Those that stock shelves or work the register may be likely file a workers’ compensation claim.

Dollar Tree is an American chain of discount variety stores that focuses on selling goods for $1 or less. It has its headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia and runs 15,115 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. It sells household supplies, gift products as well as food items like milk, eggs, pizza, ice cream, frozen dinners, and pre baked goods.

Positions Likely to File a Claim for Workers’ Compensation at Dollar Tree

One of the most likely positions to suffer an injury at Dollar Tree is a store floor associate who is able to operate a cash register, replenish stock on shelves and communicate amicably with Dollar Tree customers. The sorts of injuries a store floor associate may suffer could be from a slip, trip and fall on a product or product packaging dropped on the floor by a customer which could result in a chronic back or neck injury or even lacerations to the face if the employee hits the corner of a glass shelf when falling.

Other injuries could result from the lifting of boxes when replenishing shelves which could be back injuries. If allocated to working on a cash register for long periods of time the employee may suffer from repetitive strain injury caused by repeated movements of the fingers on the cash register.
The Process for Filing a Claim as a Store Floor Associate at Dollar Tree

If you are injured while working as a store floor associate at a Dollar Tree you should get medical treatment as you are able to do so. This will help your recovery time. If possible you should use your phone to take photos of the accident site and if possible show how your injury was caused. You shouldn’t forget to send an accident report to your HR or supervisor.

The next step to follow is the preparation and submitting of your workers’ compensation claim with Dollar Tree’s WC insurer. You have to provide any evidence that which clearly shows how the accident and the injury took place while you were working as a store floor associate at Dollar Tree. The evidence can include all or some of the following:

  • x-rays and other test results diagnosing your injury;
  • written accounts of your accident and injury as seen by eye witnesses such as customers or co-workers;
  • receipts you have been given for medical treatment you have paid for including the ambulance fee, if necessary;
  • photographs taken at the site of the injury;
  • any photographic proof stored on dollar tree security cameras;
  • a medical report prepared by your doctor which includes detailed facts about your injury, your treatment and likely recovery time;
  • a copy of the accident and injury report that you sent to your HR.

There are some states which enforce a deadline of 90 days to file a WC claim from the date of your injury.

Work with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Qualifying for workers’ compensation from Dollar Tree’s insurer may not be quite as straightforward as you may think. You should seek help from a workers’ compensation lawyer who can study your evidence and ensure that it is adequate to prove your accident and injury occurred while you were at work at Dollar Tree as a store floor associate.

The WC lawyer can work tirelessly on your behalf to get the workers’ compensation you need to avoid financial hardship while you recover from your injury. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation 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 Dollar Tree, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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