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Amazon and Workplace Injuries

By May 13, 2022No Comments
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The growth of Amazon has put increased demand on thousands of workers operating in various warehouses across the US. Unfortunately, Amazon workers are injured on the job at a higher rate than similar companies. If you were injured working for Amazon, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation and recover benefits for your on-the-job injuries.

At Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law, we can help you navigate the legal process when seeking compensation for injuries you sustain while working at Amazon. Our dedicated and experienced workplace injury attorneys can fight for your rights and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. If you are hurt at work and need help seeking compensation from your employer, we have got you covered.

Workers’ Compensation for Amazon Employees

Statistics show that both Amazon warehouse employees and delivery drivers are at a higher risk for injuries. Typically, Amazon warehouse employees are more likely to suffer an injury at work than a similar employee working at Walmart. Amazon delivery drivers are also at higher risk of suffering injury, including getting killed in motor vehicle collisions with other vehicles.

Fortunately, Minnesota law allows workers hurt on the job to pursue workers’ comp and recover benefits caused by the injury. However, it can be challenging to recover workers’ compensation for work-related injuries. Hiring a qualified team of workplace injury attorneys ensures you understand your legal options and recover a fair settlement that covers all your losses.

Workplace Strain Injury AttorneyWhat Type of Injuries Qualify You for Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault approach that provides benefits to employees injured as a result of employment activities. The intent is to help limit employers’ liability, allowing the employee to prove negligence after sustaining injuries at work. While the employer has no right to use employee negligence as a defense to a claim, the employee has to show proof that the injuries sustained resulted from work-related activities or the need for medical care.

Common types of injuries that qualify for workers’ comp in Minnesota include:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Repetitive slips, trips and falls, including stress or strain
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle sprains, tears and strains
  • Cuts, lacerations and punctures
  • Mental injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Challenges When Claiming Workers’ Compensation

Although workers injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation, employers may make it challenging by downplaying the severity of injuries. In addition, in some cases, some employers and insurance companies may deny the claim, making the process of obtaining benefits complicated and stressful. Seeking help from a workers’ compensation attorney helps address these challenges, enabling workers injured at work to get compensated.

Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney enables you to protect your rights, determine the extent of your claim and estimate its value. An attorney can also represent your best interests and negotiate in and out of court on your behalf. This ensures you get peace of mind during your recovery period while a qualified workers’ compensation attorney handles all the legal matters.

Workplace Injury Compensation Attorney

Mottaz & Sisk: Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If you or your loved one was hurt while working at Amazon, the experienced legal team at Mottaz & Sisk Injury Law can help you seek compensation and recover benefits that cover all your damages. We offer comprehensive legal services, ensuring all our client’s legal rights are protected and they receive a reasonable workers’ comp amount.

Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with our legal team.

Jerry Sisk

Jerry Sisk

Jerry is a Minnesota workers' compensation attorney and work injury lawyer. He a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Justice, and Anoka County Bar Association. He has 10/10 on Avvo, 5 Stars on Google, AV Rated through Martindale-Hubbell and National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Work Comp Section of the Minnesota Association of Justice.