Grocery store workers have always been exposed to the risk of work injuries. In a post-COVID-19 world, it is the risk of contracting a serious, potentially deadly, illness that tops the list of grocery store workers’ worries. Workers’ Compensation generally creates a system that provides compensation for all employees who are injured or become sick because of something at work.
Our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Team Law fight to help workers both with their initial claims and with challenges from employers and insurance companies. We help clients overcome any obstacles to getting fair benefits, including questions like:
The entire country now finally recognizes the essential function that grocery store workers serve. At Team Law, we are here to make sure you get the fair compensation you deserve if you were injured or contracted an illness at work. To schedule a free case review with one of our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers, call or contact us today.
Grocery store workers are at risk for suffering work injuries and illnesses because of:
These accidents and injuries can be caused by any number of factors. Grocery store owners and managers vary widely in their dedication to ensuring worker safety. Grocery store workers’ on the job injuries might be caused by:
Grocery store workers are at particularly high risk of developing back injuries, spinal cord injuries and other types of injuries caused by repetitive motions and the need to stand, lift and bend throughout the course of every workday. Some grocery store workers may even be at risk of assault or other violence perpetrated by store customers or co-workers.
Common injuries sustained in the course of employment as a grocery store worker include:
Regardless of the type of work injury or illness, it is always a good idea to speak with an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer. We can help you from beginning to end to make sure you get fair compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Call us today to schedule a 100% free consultation with one of our lawyers.
Of course, grocery store workers generally do not have to prove that someone caused their injury or illness in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. You only have to show that the injury or illness was caused by something that happened at work. The key phrase here is that you sustained the injury or illness “in the course of employment”.
This no-fault system is supposed to make it easier for grocery store workers to get fair compensation for work injury and illness. Unfortunately, the insurance company—and even your employer—can challenge your right to benefits on a number of grounds. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help you through any challenge to your right to benefits so that you can focus on your recovery.
As a grocery store worker, you might not realize that you are at risk of suffering a serious work injury until you actually do. In a post-COVID-19 world, nearly every grocery store worker is worried about contracting the virus at work. At Team Law, we are here to help.
If you were hurt or became sick working in a grocery store, call our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers for a free case review today. With over 60 years’ experience, we have a proven track record of success in handling cases like yours. We are also committed to remaining at the forefront of emerging legal theories that can help grocery store workers in the wake of COVID-19.
Along with many other states, New Jersey is considering legislation that would make it easier for grocery store workers to get Workers’ Compensation after being diagnosed with COVID-19. That law would create a presumption that you contracted the virus at work. If you find yourself in this situation, you should always contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer as soon as you can. New laws tend to create complications that might not be easy to foresee. Our lawyers will work to help you navigate the new legal rules so that you can focus on recovering.
Workers’ Compensation provides medical benefits, wage replacement benefits and permanent partial or total disability benefits, if the treatment fails to completely restore the injured body part to full function. Your medical benefits cover the doctors’ bills and treatment, medications, deductibles, copays and even rehabilitative care and physical therapy. Wage replacement benefits are paid weekly and are equal to 70% of your average weekly wages before the accident once you have been kept out of work by the doctor for at least 8 days.
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