What Positions at Family Dollar Are Most Likely to File a Workers’ Comp. Claim?*

Family Dollar is a self-serve, cash-and-carry discount chain store which has grown to 16,368 stores in 46 states since the first store was opened in Scottsville, Kentucky in 1939. Today it has approximately 143,000 employees and its headquarters are located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Positions Likely to File a Claim for Workers’ Comp. at Family Dollar

There are several positions which are common at Family Dollar stores including the following:

  • cashier;
  • sales associate;
  • assistant store manager.

Anyone employed in one of these positions could have an accident at any time including the following:

  • slipping and falling on a slippery substance dropped on the floor by a customer,
  • being hit by a badly positioned box stored on a shelf
  • being inflicted with a injury when loading products on to shelves.

The sorts of likely injuries could include a back injury, broken bones and even a traumatic brain injury if after falling you strike your head hard on the corner of a protruding shelf. Whether the injury is your fault or not you should be in the position to claim worker’s compensation from Family Dollar’s insurer to cover your costs of medical treatment and lost wages while you recover.

The Process for Filing a Claim as A Cashier or Sales Associate

As soon as the accident has taken place if you have an opportunity you should take photos of the accident site and the object or obstruction that caused your accident. You should report the incident to your supervisor at Family Dollar as soon as possible.

When you have recovered from the accident you should be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation. However, you need to provide evidence that your accident and injury took place while you were employed by Family Dollar. The sorts of evidence you will need could include the following:

  • a copy of your accident report sent to your family dollar hr,
  • photos of the accident site including your injury;
  • any photographic evidence captured by nearby security cameras;
  • a medical report from your physician with details of your injury and likely recovery time;
  • test results like x-rays and MRIs that show the severity of your injury;
  • eye witnesses’ written reports from either customers or co-workers.

Work Sith a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Even though you may think you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation Family Dollar’s WC insurers may think differently. You may need the help from a workers’ compensation attorney to support your claim that your injury happened while you were at work at a Family Dollar store. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get connected with an independent, participating attorney who subscribes to the website and takes cases in your area.

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

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