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Home improvement stores, such as national retail outlets Home Depot and Lowe’s, have made it convenient for homeowners to find home improvement products in a spacious warehouse setting. They provide materials, products, and tools for homeowners to attempt do-it-yourself projects to improve their homes. Workers at Home Depot and Lowe’s work hard to make sure customers are satisfied. A worker may be a cashier, sales floor associate, or a freight or lot associate for a Home Depot or Lowe’s home improvement store.
However, with the heavy lifting and moving of products that workers at home improvement stores do each day, they are at a high risk for a variety of injuries that make it difficult for them to perform their jobs.
If you are injured on the job, you are not held responsible for the work-related accident or the expenses associated with your medical care.
Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s offer injured workers benefits under workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance designed to cover expenses associated with a work-related injury. When injuries are permanent or produce partial disability, an injured worker may receive additional compensation benefits.
At Schibell & Mennie, LLC, Our New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Here to Help
Home improvement store injuries can leave workers with serious injuries that keep them from the job for a long time. A workers’ compensation claim against a Home Depot or Lowe’s home improvement store can help you recover compensation needed for income repayment and medical expenses while you recover from your injuries. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complicated and stressful for the average person. The New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys at Schibell & Mennie understand the complex process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys can do the legal work for you, so you can concentrate on getting well and back to work.
Causes of Worker Injuries at Home Improvement Stores
The environment and warehouse-like design of home improvement stores can often create opportunities for risks and hazards that lead to a variety of workplace injuries, which may include:
- Machinery failure while operating equipment
- Mishaps when mixing paint or cutting a carpet or tile
- Wet floors in a home gardening & lawn center that causes a slip and fall
- Falling from a ladder or step stool while stocking or retrieving products
- Uneven parking lot surfaces outside the store
Providing Evidence for a Home Improvement Worker’s Injury Claim
When you suffer an injury at a Home Depot or Lowe’s while working, you need to collect all evidence to support your claim for workers’ compensation. You should start by creating a written statement detailing a timeline of the events of the accident. Your documentation should include the accident report, photographs of bruises, scrapes, burns, broken bones or cuts, medical records, medical expenses, and other evidence associated with the injury.
Speak with an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney in New Jersey
If you are a Home Depot or Lowes home improvement worker who has suffered an on-the-job injury or occupational illness, contact Schibell & Mennie, LLC today. You do not have to suffer and bear the burden alone. Our experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys can answer your questions and explain your options, so you can get the compensation you are entitled to by law. Call or contact us online to request your free consultation today.
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