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Costco Work Injuries

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Membership warehouse chain stores like Costco are popular places for people in Florida to work and to shop, but they can also be places where significant on-the-job injuries can occur. Not only do Costco employees work in-person in Costco stores in South Florida and throughout the country, but they also work in member services centers, at distribution warehouses, in manufacturing, and more. With an extremely wide range of types of business, Costco employs a significant number of people in different capacities, and all of them are at risk of different kinds of injuries at work. Some Costco jobs come with more injury risks than others, but it is important to remember that an employee can sustain a work-related injury in any field or profession.

Were you recently injured while working at a Costco? There are several locations throughout South Florida where employees can sustain on-the-job injuries, including at warehouse stores in Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Royal Palm Beach, and Davie. Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers can tell you more about common injuries and how to move forward with a workers’ compensation claim.

Types of Costco Jobs Where Work Injuries Can Happen 

What are some of the different types of jobs in which Costco employs people, and in which injuries can happen? There are a wide range of injury risks at Costco stores, and some of those risks depend on the particular job that a person is hired to do. The following are examples of common types of Costco jobs where injuries happen:

  • Cashier and bagging work;
  • Stocking shelves;
  • Unloading trucks;
  • Using forklifts and other machine to move products;
  • Preparing and handling food at the food counter;
  • Automotive work in tire departments;
  • Deli and bakery work;
  • Interacting with customers at sample tables, in checkout lines, in membership services, and in other capacities;
  • Collecting carts; and
  • Warehousing and distribution work.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), injuries in retail-related work have risen recently. Although many of these injuries are nonfatal injuries, they can nonetheless be debilitating and can result in many missed workdays. What are some of the most common types of injuries affecting Costco employees? The following are examples of injuries reported:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  • Bone fractures;
  • Sprains;
  • Strains;
  • Crush injuries;
  • Cuts or lacerations;
  • Traumatic amputations;
  • Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries;
  • Dislocations;
  • Toxic exposures; and
  • Bursitis.

To move forward with a workers’ compensation claim, you should talk with a lawyer as soon as possible about the steps you need to take, including reporting your injury and seeking a medical evaluation.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Help 

Anyone who was injured while working at a Costco location in Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Royal Palm Beach, or Davie, or elsewhere in Florida, should get in touch with one of our experienced Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. today. We know how difficult it can be to figure out the necessary steps to obtain compensation after a devastating workplace injury, and our firm is here to help you. Do not wait to contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim.

Sources:

bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/rate-and-number-of-workplace-injuries-and-illnesses-in-retail-trade-increased-in-2018.htm

costco.com/career-opportunities.html

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