Lowe’s Work Injuries
Like other large home improvement chains, Lowe’s hires employees to work in its stores in various capacities, as well as in supply chain positions, corporate roles, and technology jobs. In any of these employment positions, employees can sustain injuries that can require extensive medical care and many missed workdays. When a workplace injury occurs at a Lowe’s store or in another type of Lowe’s job, it is essential for the injured worker to talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in South Florida about seeking compensation. Injured Lowe’s employees may be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage that can include medical care, wage replacement payments, disability benefits, and more.
Lowe’s Jobs and Common Injuries
Some types of Lowe’s jobs are more hazardous than others, yet it is important to remember that workplace injuries can occur in any type of job. Although Lowe’s store employees who handle lumber may be in situations where injury risks seem greater than for employees working in corporate positions behind desks, anyone can get hurt on the job at Lowe’s. At Lowe’s stores and in supply chain work, employees work in the following roles:
- Customer service associates;
- Management and supervision;
- Inventory fulfillment; and
Workers in these positions can sustain injuries resulting from heavy machinery accidents, slips and falls, transportation-related injuries, struck-by accidents, exposure to hazardous substances, repetitive motion injuries, and overexertion injuries caused by heavy lifting or twisting. Even in corporate and technology positions, employees can get hurt as a result of slips and falls, repetitive motion injuries, and business travel accidents.
Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Lowe’s Store Injury
Lowe’s stores in Florida, and Lowe’s corporate and technology employers, are required to have workers’ compensation coverage. In order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits after a work injury, you should do the following:
- Document the accident scene if you can, taking photographs and identifying any witnesses;
- Make sure to report the workplace injury to your employer as quickly as possible, waiting no more than 30 days from the date of the injury or the occupational disease diagnosis;
- See a health care provider as soon as possible for an initial evaluation and for follow-up treatment and care (and note that Florida law requires you to see an approved provider, although there is an exception for the initial visit for emergency injuries); and
- Seek advice as soon as possible from an experienced South Florida workers’ compensation attorney.
It is critical to work with an attorney to ensure that you meet all workers’ compensation requirements outlined under Florida law.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Getting hurt on the job at Lowe’s or while working for another home improvement company can be an extremely stressful and physically debilitating experience. Our attorneys know how important it is to get started on a workers’ compensation claim so that you can obtain the benefits you need during this difficult time. One of the experienced Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. can speak with you today about your workplace injury and can assist you with your workers’ compensation case.