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Who Is Covered Under Walmart’s Workers’ Compensation?*

An American multinational retail corporation, Walmart operates a chain of discount department stores, grocery stores, and hypermarkets. The company headquarters are in Bentonville, Arkansas. Sam Walton founded the company in 1962 then incorporated it in 1969. The company is now the third-largest employer in the world with 2.3 million workers. These employees fill a variety of roles in corporate offices, distribution centers, as truck drivers, and in store locations. While state laws regarding workers’ compensation vary, all Walmart employees are covered by workers’ compensation benefits.

Who Is Covered By Walmart Workers’ Compensation?

All employees of Walmart are covered by workers’ compensation. This includes part-time employees, seasonal employees, and full-time employees. If you work for Walmart and are not an independent contractor, you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Examples of some Walmart roles include managers, automotive technicians, delivery drivers, security guards, sales associates, stockroom employees, and cashiers. Each of these jobs has inherent risks that could result in serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and time off work.

You could be working in the stockroom when you suffer a serious laceration from a slipped boxcutter, or you may be unloading a truck when you suffer a broken foot from a pallet jack. There are dozens of ways that you could suffer an injury while working at Walmart. If you are hurt on the job, you should report your injury to your supervisor right away, so an accident report can be completed. You will need to ensure you establish medical care right away, so you can prove that your injury was related to the workplace accident.

Who Is Covered Under Walmart’s Workers’ Compensation?*

Who Isn’t Covered By Walmart Workers’ Compensation?

If you are a freelancer or a contract employee doing work at Walmart, you aren’t covered by Walmart workers’ compensation insurance and that is most likely indicated in your contract or work agreement. If you are an actual employee of Walmart, however, you are covered by workers’ compensation and would qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if diagnosed with an occupational disease or a workplace injury.

Workers’ compensation will cover your injuries even if you are to blame for the accident that resulted. As an example, you were driving a Walmart truck when you got too close to the shoulder of the roadway and the truck dropped off, overturning. When the truck overturned, you suffered back and neck injuries. Because the accident took place during the capacity of your work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim although the crash could have been avoided.

Contact A Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you are employed by Walmart and you have suffered an injury while on the job, you should consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer. There are numerous legitimate workers’ compensation claims that get denied every year. If you have enlisted the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer, the likelihood of your claim being successful increases significantly. Workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you will not have any out-of-pocket expense. Get your free case evaluation today.

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*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Walmart or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.