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Amazon Worker Injuries

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Amazon is one of the most widely used e-commerce companies in the world, and Statista reports that it employed nearly 1.5 million people in the US alone as of mid-2023. That number includes both full-time and part-time workers, and it actually represents a decline from peak Amazon employment in 2022. In short, there are millions of workers who perform job tasks on a daily basis for Amazon, from driving Amazon delivery vehicles to working as cashiers in physical Amazon stores to packaging products in warehouses. In any and all of these types of jobs, workers can suffer job-related injuries and may be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. If you were injured while working for Amazon,

Learning More About Work at Amazon 

A recent report from CNBC exposed dangerous conditions at Amazon workplaces that accompany serious injury risks. Indeed, according to that CNBC report, federal investigators have begun looking into unsafe conditions at Amazon worksites and have cited the employer for “failing to keep workers safe” in various facilities. While Amazon has promised to make improvements, it still employs millions of people in various job capacities.

According to Amazon, jobs at the e-commerce company are categorized as being within one of four areas:

  • Amazon Warehouses (where employees can be tasked with a range of job duties that include fulfillment, sorting, managing delivery stations, handling Amazon Air deliveries, handling groceries, distribution, and packaging);
  • Amazon Stores (where employees work with customers as cashiers, as customer service representatives, in stocking and bagging, and more);
  • Amazon Delivery Driver (where employees deliver packages to customers’ homes, to retail locations, and to Amazon storage facilities or lockers where customers can pick up their products); and
  • Amazon Pharmacy (where employees work as pharmacists, pharmacist technicians, customer care advisors, and more).

Common Types of Injuries Hurting Amazon Workers 

In the above types of jobs, Amazon workers can sustain many different kinds of injuries, from those resulting from being crushed by goods and products at warehouses or sustaining amputation injuries while working in distribution, to injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions during the delivery of Amazon products, to slips and falls that occur while working in physical Amazon store locations. Common injuries that affect Amazon workers include but are not limited to:

  • Broken bones;
  • Traumatic amputations;
  • Toxic exposures;
  • Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries;
  • Back injuries;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Repetitive stress injuries;
  • Overexertion injuries;
  • Sprains;
  • Strains; and
  • Lacerations.

What to Do If You Got Hurt While Working for Amazon

 If you got hurt while working for Amazon, you should report your injury as quickly as possible, seek medical care, and get advice as soon as possible from a workers’ compensation lawyer in Pompano Beach.

Contact a Pompano Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyer 

Getting hurt on the job anywhere can be devastating, and injuries among Amazon workers are no different. If you were injured while working as an Amazon delivery driver, in an Amazon store, or at an Amazon warehouse, you should know that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that can pay for your medical care and can compensate you for lost wages. An experienced Pompano Beach workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. can talk with you today to learn more about your situation and to help you seek the workers’ compensation benefits you need.

Sources:

statista.com/statistics/1324557/quarterly-number-of-amazon-employees/

youtube.com/watch?v=Il4c_snvLnQ

hiring.amazon.com/job-opportunities#/

leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0440/0440ContentsIndex.html

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