If you are involved in an accident at Family Dollar which causes a serious injury, you may be entitled to make a worker’s compensation claim that covers the cost of your medical treatment and lost wages while you recover.
Most private employers like Family Dollar must carry workers’ comp. insurance. Family Dollar is a well known budget chain store and is the 2nd biggest retailer of its kind in the country. It used to have its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina and employed 60,000 workers until it was bought out by Dollar Tree and is now based in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Injuries in a Family Dollar
Family Dollar stores sell a variety of products and the most likely cause of an injury is when someone drops a bottle of shampoo or other liquid on the floor. The unaware worker slips on the substance, strikes his or her head and face on the corner of a shelf and ends up with facial lacerations and a serious head injury which requires several weeks of recovery time. Injuries from constantly lifting heavy boxes like hernias are common at workplaces like Family Dollar, too.
Filing a WC Claim for an Injury at Family Dollar
If you have been injured as an employee at Family Dollar you should be entitled to worker’s compensation even if you were partly to blame for the accident. As soon as the accident takes place you should follow the 24 hour rule and make sure you tell your supervisor about the accident. If you fail to do so your WC claim may be denied. You may need to have an eye witness who will vouch that the accident took place while you were at work. The commonest reason for denying a claim occurs when the insurer thinks that the accident took place somewhere else and not at work.
Calculating What a WC Claim Might be Worth Against Family Dollar
In every case of worker’s comp. the Family Dollar insurer considers the normal weekly earnings of the claimant. Family Dollar has a range of jobs from a sales assistant, who earns between $ 7.18 and $9.24 an hour, to a cashier who earns from $7.15 to $9.08 per hour and a retail manager who can earn up to $12.08 an hour.
A fruitful worker’s compensation payment will pay roughly two thirds of your average weekly pay until you go back to work. This varies somewhat from state to state. On top of the wage the full cost of medical treatment is part of a worker’s comp claim too. There are times when permanent disablement takes place and there are special calculations which apply to this situation.
A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You With Your Claim
Unfortunately, worker’s compensation payments aren’t always granted so to ensure your WC is not denied, talk to a worker’s comp. attorney first, who will help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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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 Family Dollar, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.