If you are injured at work or fall ill because of conditions at your workplace you may be rightly concerned about the effect it might be on your financial situation. If you work for a major employer like Pepsico, you should be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation.
Most large employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. A successful claim can pay for hospital treatment and other medical expenses as well as a significant percentage of any loss in earnings while you are getting treatment or recovering at home. Talk to an attorney if you are not sure of your rights under state law.
Pepsico’s Company Profile
Everyone knows the Pepsi brand but may not know that it is just one of the many products produced by PepsiCo Inc., yet another American business icon, first established in 1912. PepsiCo manufactures markets and distributes a variety of beverages and snack foods as well as owns a number of other well known brands such as Quaker Oats and Gatorade.
PepsiCo is the world’s second largest beverage and food business, operating in over 200 countries and with revenue of over 4 billion dollars. PepsiCo’s headquarters are in Purchase, New York. 220,000 people are employed by the company.
Hourly Wages at Pepsico
When a workers’ compensation claim is filed, part of the compensation settlement is based on what the employee would have earned if he or she had been available for work. The calculation is a crucial part of the claim. PepsiCo is a huge company and there are very many different types of jobs that its employees do. Only a very limited number are listed below, but this does give an idea of how the claims process works.
- Delivery drivers earn anywhere from $12.50 an hour up to $25 an hour with very varying workloads;
- Merchandisers earn between $14 an hour and $25 an hour;
- Warehouse supervisors earn between $20 an hour and $30 an hour.
- Tractor trailer drivers earn between $15 and $25 an hour.
Workers Compensation for Loss in Wages at Pepsico
Claims for workers compensation are paid for two separate components. One is the cost of any medical treatment which is necessary as a result of legitimate injuries or illness at work. The other is compensation for any loss in earnings because of forced absence from work. Each state has a slightly different way of working out compensation, but a useful rule of thumb is that two thirds of any normally expected loss in earnings is used for compensation.
To give a concrete example for a Pepsico worker from the list above, an injured delivery driver earning $15 an hour who normally does a 40 hour week would receive $400 compensation for each week of absence ($10 x 40).
Talk to a Workers’ Comp. Attorney About Your Claim
If you find any problems with your workers’ comp. claim, are confused about how you should go about filing the claim, are denied for any reason, it would be a smart move to talk to a workers’ comp. attorney. The attorney can assess your situation, advise you about your legal rights and help you work through the claim process.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Pepsico, or any other company, you may not be entitled to any compensation.