When You’re Injured at a Warehouse, Our Lawyers Fight for Your Benefits
You went to work in a warehouse every day. You helped your employer move products. In fact, you helped our economy run.
Then one day you got hurt on the job. Now you can’t work.
You’re dealing with medical care for your injury and a loss of income. But the bills don’t stop.
If you worked in a warehouse, we all know you worked hard.
So when you’re hurt on the job, you deserve all the benefits provided under
Kentucky Workers’ Compensation law.
At Morgan, Collins and Yeast, we can’t stand to see warehouse workers get hurt and then have big Workers’ Comp insurance companies deny the help they need.
We’ll put Kentucky Courage™ to work for you. Call us today for a free consultation.
Your Protection for Dangerous Warehouse Work
You already know working in a warehouse can be dangerous. In order to keep business moving so everyone can benefit, you take on higher risks than in many other industries.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported warehouse workers get hurt more often than the national average: For every 100 warehouse workers, there were five injuries in 2015. In all industries combined, the rate was 3.3 injuries per 100 workers.
In Kentucky, the Department of Workers’ Claims reported 2,174 transportation and warehousing injuries in one recent year.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists many hazards in warehouses:
- Loading docks: You can fall off docks or get hit by moving equipment.
- Forklifts: Accidents like collisions and dropping loads kill people every year.
- Conveyors: You can get caught in conveyers, hit by moving products or develop repetitive stress injuries.
- Storage shelving: Heavy materials can fall on you.
- Lifting: You can suffer back injuries from lifting heavy objects.
- Hazardous materials: You can get chemical burns or other injuries if there’s a spill.
- Charging stations: You can be injured in a fire or explosion where batteries are charged.
- Ergonomics: In a job that involves a lot of repetitive motion, you can experience musculoskeletal disorders.
Your employer should provide training and equipment to prevent accidents. But injuries still happen.
If you worked in warehousing, the lawyers at Morgan, Collins and Yeast are determined to make sure your case isn’t ignored.
Get What’s Fair from the Workers’ Comp Insurance Company
The main goal of the workers’ comp insurance company is to make money, not to help you.
They’ll deny your benefits, or try to offer you as little as possible.
You deserve better.
Workers’ Comp is a complicated system. Get an experienced Workers’ Comp lawyer to guide you through.
These are some of the benefits you may be entitled to receive:
- Lost wages
- Medical coverage
- Reimbursements for travel, medical devices and prescriptions
- Payments for loss of hearing, loss of eyesight, facial disfigurement, loss of use of a limb or extremity (hand, foot, finger, arm, leg, toe, etc.)
If you don’t know what type of workers’ comp benefits you might qualify for, the attorneys at Morgan, Collins and Yeast can help. We’ll evaluate your case for free.
What You Should Do When You’re Hurt on the Job
When you’re hurt in your warehouse job, it’s best to start your Workers’ Comp claim as soon as possible.
Here is what you should do after the injury:
- Tell your employer you’ve been hurt.
- Tell your doctor how you got hurt.
- Get an “off work slip” if the doctor tells you that you need to stay home.
- Turn in the off work slip to your employer
And don’t wait. The insurance company wants to treat you like a number. To us, your case is personal.