CVS Injuries at Work
Stores like CVS are in nearly every neighborhood in South Florida, and many residents of cities throughout South Florida work on a part-time or full-time basis at pharmacies and general merchandise stores like CVS. Whether you are partially retired or still in school and working at CVS on a part-time basis, or you are a full-time CVS employee, you should know that any workplace injury could allow you to seek workers’ compensation coverage. Although certain hazards might not be immediately apparent at stores like CVS, these can be dangerous places to work where employees can sustain debilitating injuries. Our West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyers can tell you more, and we can begin working with you on your workers’ compensation claim.
CVS Jobs and Injury Risks
At CVS stores and while working for CVS Health more broadly, employees can suffer debilitating injuries. Many workplace injuries that arise out of work at CVS in South Florida can be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system. The following are examples of jobs at CVS:
- Pharmacy tech;
- Retail associate;
- Delivery driver;
- Data analytics; and
- Corporate work.
Depending upon the type of job a person has at CVS, they can be susceptible to certain types of workplace injuries. Even employees who have corporate jobs and routinely work from home can suffer on-the-job injuries and can be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. Nearly any employee can get hurt in a slip and fall, or a trip and fall, accident on the job, and a wide range of employees can suffer debilitating conditions due to overuse or repetitive motion injuries.
Given that CVS stores have pharmacies where employees work, and different types of chemical substances, employees can also sustain injuries as a result of exposure to biological and chemical hazards. For CVS delivery drivers, injuries are common in truck crashes.
How to Seek Compensation After a CVS Work Injury
Whether you were injured while working in a CVS pharmacy, behind the cash register, in the beauty aisle, or as a delivery driver, it is important to remember that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation and that you will need to take certain steps in order to be approved for coverage. Under Florida law, you should do the following:
- Within 30 days from the date of your injury — but sooner if possible — report your injury or occupational disease diagnosis to your employer (this 30-day deadline is firm, so be sure to report to your employer as quickly as you can);
- Document the scene where your workplace injury occurred to the best of your abilities;
- See a doctor for a medical assessment (for any initial emergency medical care, you can see any provider, but all other appointments and care must be with an approved provider); and
- Get started on your case with a workers’ compensation lawyer in West Palm Beach.
Contact a West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workplace injuries at CVS stores in South Florida can be debilitating, but an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. can help you to seek the workers’ compensation benefits you need. Contact us today for assistance with your claim.