The Internet has brought many great things into our lives. It has given us a way to stay connected with family and friends, it provides access to entertainment, and it is a fabulous way to go shopping while still in your pajamas. Internet shopping continues to increase each year and is expected to become the leading source of purchasing in the next decade.
All of those businesses that sell products on the Internet use warehouses to store their goods and for fulfillment services. Some of these warehouses are over one million square feet in size. The volume of product that moves through these warehouses is astonishing.
With so much product moving in and out of these warehouses, the risk for employee injury is high. Forklifts, pallet jacks, and many other pieces of moving equipment are always in use. Stacked boxes can fall, heavy packages may injure employees when lifting, and countless other events can occur in these often dimly lit warehouses.
Warehouse work has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy as more business convert to online sales. Sadly, it is also one of the lading areas where employees get injured on the job.
Workers Compensation Claims Can Be Complicated
When you are injured at work, your employer will claim on your behalf to their worker’s compensation insurance company. This ensures that you receive the immediate medical care you need and that other benefits become available.
The insurance company, however, has one concern: getting you back to work. Although they may cover immediate medical care and a portion of your wages for missed work, they will soon be pushing to end your benefits and start denying medical treatments. That is just how their industry works. They want you to return to work, even if it is too soon for your health.
This is why it is so important to speak with an attorney about your worker’s compensation case. You need to protect your health and give your injuries enough time to fully recover. Your employer has paid for this protection, and there is no reason that you should not receive the full benefits of that policy.
When you hire an attorney to represent your worker’s compensation claim, you are protecting yourself from further injuries by getting the care you need for the length of time you need it to heal. You are protecting your income and other financial losses by allowing your attorney to negotiate a compensation package on your behalf. You are also protecting your future when you hire an attorney because if the injury has left you disabled or in need of training for another position, the insurance carrier should cover those expenses as well.
Schedule A Free Case Evaluation with Attorney Donald S. Fair
If you have been injured at your warehouse position, you are encouraged to call the Law Offices of Donald S. Fair at (909) 344-3011 and schedule a free consultation. One of our knowledgeable attorneys will look over your worker’s compensation claim and give you the advice you need to start the compensation claim process.