Hurt Myself Shoveling Snow Outside at Target*

Slip and fall injuries during the winter are very common. More than a million people end up in the emergency room each year for slip and fall injuries and a large percentage of those accidents happen in the winter. According the CDC a slip and fall injury can mean tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs.

If you have a slip and fall accident while you are shoveling snow in a parking lot or on a sidewalk while you are working for Target or any other company you might be eligible for workers’ compensation that will cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Winter Slip And Fall Hazards For Employees at Target

Target is a large national chain store with a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN which is famous for snowy winters.

If you are working at Target in the winter and part of your duties include shoveling the sidewalk in front of the store or the parking lot you could slip and fall on the snow and ice that hasn’t yet been shoveled, plowed, or salted with rock salt or deicing salt. You could also slip and hurt your back while you are shoveling heavy snow.

What Are My Rights If I Slip And Fall In The Snow While Working At Target?

If you slip and fall on ice or snow when you are shoveling snow or clearing ice from the sidewalk while you are working at Target you can file for workers’ compensation to make sure that you aren’t stuck paying for thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses.

Establishing liability or proving that your employer should have taken reasonable care to provide a safe work environment, means that you need to take steps to document your injury and show that reasonable care was not taken.

Negligence on the part of the employer can be things like not providing equipment that you need to safely perform your duties like a safe shovel or rock salt and deicer.

Establishing liability, or proving that your employer didn’t do things that any reasonable person would do to make sure you were safe doing your job, is an essential part of a successful workers’ compensation claim.

Hurt Myself Shoveling Snow Outside at Target*

Employers have a duty to take “reasonable care” when employees are assigned jobs that could be dangerous like shoveling snow or getting rid of ice to make the sidewalks and parking lots safe for customers and employers.

If the employer doesn’t take reasonable precautions or provide you with the things you need to safely do that job then the employer is liable for your injuries.

How Can a Workers’ Comp Attorney Help You?

If you been injured slipping and falling while shoveling snow at Target you should talk to a workers’ comp attorney who can help you navigate the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.

Workers’ compensation can pay for all your medical bills, give you money for lost wages, and pay for any other costs related to your injury.

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*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 Target, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.