How Much is a Claim Against Macy's Worth?*

If you have been injured at a Macy’s store while at work you may be wondering how you are going to cope. Fortunately, it is more than likely that your employer will have workers’ compensation insurance which is designed to cover Macy’s employees in case of a workplace injury or illness.

Each state has slightly different workers’ compensation laws, but basically they are similar, especially as far as big employers like Macy’s are concerned. A successful workers’ comp. claim can help to recover the cost of medical treatment as well as compensate at least partially for lost wages.

If unsure of your legal rights talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you can.

Company Profile: Macy’s

Macy's is a chain of department stores, one of the oldest in the U.S. It was first established in New York in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy. Its current headquarters are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of the Macy’s stores are huge.

The largest by volume is Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan, which takes up a whole block and is valued alone at over three billion dollars.Macy’s is the largest department store chain in the U.S. by retail sales, but not by the number of people working for it, 140,000.

It is the 14th largest retailer by revenue. Macy’s 728 department stores are mostly located in the continental U.S. as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and Hawaii.

Hourly Wages at Macy’s

If you are injured while at work in a Macy’s store or working elsewhere for the company, such as a delivery driver, your normal income is taken into consideration when calculating the amount of compensation you might receive if you cannot return to work. The component for medical costs is calculated separately.

Hourly wages at Macy’s vary according to the type of job performed, the number of hours worked per week, the location and amount of overtime. Obviously, there is considerable variation in the payment because of the variety of possible occupations at Macy’s.

Here are three typical examples of hourly wages at Macy’s as provided by and valid for March 2017.

  • Sales associates earn anywhere between $8.63 and $13.20 an hour.
  • Beauty advisors earn between $9.05 and $16.34 an hour.
  • Visual merchandisers earn between $10.18 and $16.34 an hour.

Workers’ Compensation Claim if Injured at a Macy's Store*

What Would I be Paid in Compensation if Claiming Lost Wages at Macy’s?

Every state sets its own compensation parameters, but they all tend to average out at about two thirds of what the injured employee would have earned if still working at the company.

That means that a sales associate, for instance, who had a slip and fall accident and is likely to be off work because of a broken bone for several weeks, might be paid $6 for every hour not worked, based on a mid way point on the Macy’s sales associate pay scale ($9 approx.). If the employee normally earned less, then the compensation calculated would also be less and vice versa.

You May Find a Worker’s Comp Attorney Helpful

Hopefully, if you are filing a workers’ compensation claim everything will go smoothly, but if you encounter any problems and need advice about your legal situation, talk to a workers’ comp. attorney.

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