Dollar Tree is an American chain of discount variety stores that offers items for $1 or less. As of March 2019, the chain had more than 14,835 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and 176,100 employees. The annual net income was $1.714 billion as of 2017. A Fortune 500 Company, the stores are supported by a nationwide logistics network that include about 11 distribution centers.
The store chain was established in 1986 in Norfolk, Virginia. The company operates one-dollar stores using the name Dollar Bills and Dollar Tree and has a multi-price-point chain of variety stores using the Family Dollar name.
Who Can File A Claim Under Dollar Tree Workers’ Compensation?
Dollar Tree has employees in dozens of different job roles, and each role does have its own risks. If you are injured on the job, report it to your supervisor as soon as possible. Take down some notes while the accident is fresh in your memory, so you can recall the details precisely for your statement for the accident report. Establish medical care as quickly as possible, so it is obvious that your injuries are a result of the Dollar Tree workplace accident.
You might be a store manager who is involved in a car crash while taking the deposit to the bank. The crash might result in broken ribs and a laceration on your forehead. You could be working in the stockroom when you suffer a herniated disc from lifting heavy boxes of merchandise.
You might be a cashier who suffers from Carpal tunnel from the repetitive trauma to your hand and wrist. You could be a sales associate who slips on the concrete floor and breaks an arm. Any of those injuries will lead to a claim for workers’ compensation benefits from Dollar Tree.
Who Isn’t Covered By Dollar Tree Workers’ Compensation?
Only actual Dollar Tree employees are covered by Dollar Tree workers’ compensation. If you are a supplier or vendor, you may be covered by your own direct employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
If you are a freelancer or an independent contractor, you should protect yourself with disability insurance that is available for those who are self-employed. You should try to determine if you have protection for workplace accidents through some organization because you never know when an accident might happen.
Consult With a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident while working at Dollar Tree, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who is licensed in your state. With the help of a lawyer, you are much more likely to access workers’ compensation benefits from Dollar Tree.
Your workers’ compensation may include medical benefits and which include two-thirds of your lost wages while you are recovering. Workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have no out-of-pocket costs. Get your 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 any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.