If you are an Amazon employee, getting hurt at work can be highly distressing. Not only does this result in medical bills and lost wages, but healing can be a long process.
Feel free to get in touch with our lawyers if you have experienced injuries at Amazon. The workplace injury attorneys at The Zimmerman Law Firm, are ready to answer any questions you have about Amazon workers’ compensation.
Typical Reasons for Work Injuries
Work injuries at Amazon are becoming more and more frequent. These injuries are taking place due to multiple reasons.
Some of the most common causes of injuries on the job at Amazon involve:
- Lifting heavy objects,
- Repetitive motions, and
Don’t wait to contact our experienced attorneys today for more information. We are here to advocate for you and help you file your claim.
Common Injuries on the Job
Working at Amazon can be highly demanding and fast-paced. Moreover, we recognize that getting hurt on the job at Amazon is a painful experience to go through.
There are various injuries that a person might suffer on the job. According to a recent study, in 2021 Amazon warehouse workers experienced severe injuries two times more often than workers at competing companies.
Some injuries that a person might experience while working at Amazon include:
- Sprains and strains,
- Back injuries,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome,
- Slips, trips, and falls, and
- Shoulder injuries.
These injuries are all common since Amazon workers frequently have to perform repetitive tasks. Sometimes workers have to lift heavily without assistance from others as well.
Can Employees Receive Amazon Workers’ Compensation in Texas?
In Texas, Amazon is considered a non-subscriber company. This means that Amazon does not subscribe to traditional workers’ compensation insurance provided by the state.
Private employers in Texas can decide to carry traditional workers’ compensation insurance, but they do not have to. Nonetheless, you still have legal options to pursue if you sustained injuries while working at Amazon.
You can potentially file for workers’ compensation through a private plan provided by the company.
Additionally, since Amazon does not have typical insurance and is a non-subscriber, you can file a lawsuit as an employee. You can potentially file a claim for negligence.
What Are the Average Amazon Workers’ Compensation Settlements?
There is not necessarily an “average” workers’ compensation settlement with Amazon. Every person’s claim varies significantly, and this can alter the settlement value of their claim.
For example, a herniated disc that requires surgery might result in a more significant settlement amount than a minor sprain.
If you choose to file a lawsuit, our attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you need. Consider reaching out to us, and we can help you determine what may factor into the value of your settlement.
How Our Texas Work Injury Lawyers Can Help
Areas of focus at our firm include workplace accidents and oil field injuries, car accident claims, and truck accident claims.
At our firm, we believe that the first attorney you speak with should be the one handling your entire claim.