Businesses are required to maintain street space in front of their stores so that customers aren’t likely to be injured by some unexpected hazard. As a worker for Family Dollar, if you slip and fall and are injured while shoveling snow, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation. This covers you for the financial burden of the injury when you are unable to work. However, you may need the help of a workers’ comp. attorney to help you get your workers’ comp. entitlement. Family Dollar’s Company Profile Family Dollar is a variety chain store, based in more than 8,000 places in most states, but not in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington or Oregon. It was founded in 1959 and had its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, until Dollar Tree bought it and its headquarters are now in Chesapeake, Virginia. It employs more than 60,000 workers. It specializes in selling home décor products, cleaning supplies, clothing and grocery products. What Are My Rights if I Slip and Fall Shoveling Snow Outside Family Dollar? Your employer at Family Dollar should have workers’ comp. insurance for you and other workers. This entitles you to regular payments while you are off work recovering from your slip and fall accident. It also pays for your medical treatment while you need it. Even though in most states workers’ comp. is an entitlement, whether you were the cause of your slip and fall accident, or your employer, you still need to apply for workers’ comp. This is partly so the insurer can judge whether your injury took place while at work or somewhere else. A workers’ comp attorney can help you through this often difficult process and get the workers’ comp. you deserve. How to File a Slip and Fall Workers’ Comp. Claim Slips and falls while shoveling snow can cause some serious injuries. As soon as possible after the accident happened, you should inform your Family Dollar supervisor. If your injuries won’t allow this you should do so as soon as possible when you are able. This sets the ball rolling for your workers’ comp. claim. Family Dollar’s workers’ compensation insurer may ask for proof that the injury took place while you were at work on Family Dollar premises. If you have any eye witnesses who saw you fall you could provide their contact details. A medical report will help to prove how your slip and fall injuries took place. As you can never guarantee an insurer will pay anything at all you should contact a workers’ comp. attorney who will support you through the claim’s process. How a Workers’ Comp. Attorney Can Help You Your workers’ compensation attorney will have years of experience winning workers’ comp. claims like yours. If Family Dollar’s workers’ comp. insurer is proving difficult to negotiate with, your attorney will work hard on your behalf to get the workers’ comp. you deserve. Additional Resources Do I Need A Lawyer If I Am Hurt Working at Family Dollar? Falls and Workers' Compensation *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 any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.