BJ’s Wholesale Club Worker Injuries
BJ’s Wholesale Club has warehouse stores throughout South Florida, including in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, and nearby areas. Residents of Sunrise, Pompano Beach, and surrounding South Florida areas commonly shop and work at BJ’s locations. Like other wholesale stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco, workers at BJ’s perform a wide range of tasks in many different departments and areas of the store. Some workers are customer-facing employees who interact with customers in a variety of ways during their shifts. Others work behind the scenes at specific BJ’s locations and in management capacities elsewhere. For any BJ’s employee, a workplace injury can be devastating, and it is important to know that workers’ compensation coverage may be available. One of our South Florida workers’ compensation lawyers can speak with you today about seeking medical coverage, wage replacement benefits, and more.
Learning More About Work at a BJ’s Wholesale Club
While BJ’s Wholesale Club began operations in New England, it currently has stores throughout the east coast, including a number of locations in Florida. In total, employees at all BJ’s Wholesale Club locations serve approximately 7 million members who shop at the company for various foods, consumer goods, and services. Bj’s hires employees to work in the following departments or areas:
- Club operations;
- Distribution center work;
- Corporate employment;
- BJ’s optical; and
- Truck drivers.
Workers within BJ’s stores can sustain injuries similar to those of employees at grocery stores, furniture stores, bakeries, butcheries, and other retail big-box stores. At distribution centers, warehousing work can result in serious injuries caused by heavy machinery, and BJ’s truck drivers can be seriously injured in crashes. Even employees performing corporate work can get injured in slips and falls and other incidents arising out of white collar jobs. Common injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions;
- Repetitive motion injuries;
- Overexertion injuries;
- Struck-by injuries;
- Broken bones, which are also known as fractures; and
- Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries.
Steps to Take for Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits
After a BJ’s Wholesale Club work injury, what steps do you need to take in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage? Consider the following:
- Report the injury to your employer as quickly as possible (you must do so within 30 days from the date of the injury, according to Florida law);
- Seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible (you are permitted to see any provider for an initial visit that is an emergency, but otherwise your medical care must be through an approved provider); and
- Get in touch with a lawyer who can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim in South Florida.
Contact a Sunrise Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you were injured while working for BJ’s Wholesale Club, you should get in touch with one of the experienced Sunrise workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. as soon as possible to begin the process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits. The quicker you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help to ensure that you meet all timing requirements and that you are able to begin receiving benefits if you are eligible.