Amazon.com Workers Compensation Attorney: Helping Employees Hurt on the Job with Virginia Workers Comp Claims
Amazon.com, Inc., known as Amazon, is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world. Amazon employs more than 300,000 employees and has multiple warehouses and distribution centers in Virginia.
With so many employees performing physically demanding jobs, Amazon is involved in many claims for workers compensation in Virginia. This article explains what you can expect as an Amazon employee hurt on the job in Virginia.
Don’t see your question answered? Or looking for legal representation against Amazon for your work injury? Contact Virginia workers compensation attorney Corey Pollard for a free consultation and check out our article on Virginia Workers Comp Frequently Asked Questions.
Did You Get Hurt While Working at Amazon in Virginia?
- Unpacking incoming goods as they arrive at the facility
- Inspecting incoming goods
- Placing goods in storage
- Picking goods within the warehouse to complete individual shipments
- Sorting orders
- Packing orders
- Shipping goods
As an Amazon fulfillment associate you may be asked to compete against other employees to see who can pick and fill online shoppers’ purchases the quickest. You may have to work as fast as you can for ten to twelve hours at a time to meet your quota. And as an Amazon picker you may walk 10 or more miles each day just to do your job.
Amazon will monitor your performance closely. If you do not meet your quota or are found to not be working fast enough, then Amazon may terminate you. There is a chance that you will have no job security while putting your health and body at risk every day to help Amazon fulfill orders.
Amazon warehouse employees are asked to lift heavy objects, climb heights to pick orders, drive forklifts, operate pallet jacks, and use other tools. These activities put Amazon employees at risk of suffering injuries to their back, neck, shoulders, knees, or hands.
Slip and fall accidents are common amongst warehouse workers, including those who work at Amazon fulfillment centers. With so many different products and items being moved around it’s common for liquid to end up on the floor, which causes falls. Trip and fall injuries are also common with Amazon employees because there are so many boxes around, as are fall injuries since employees are often asked to work on raised platforms at Amazon.
We Handle Workers Comp Claims at these Amazon Warehouse Facilities in Virginia
Amazon has warehouses across the country. These warehouses, called Amazon fulfillment centers, are often located near airports.
Each Amazon warehouse is large and has hundreds of employees. Some of these employees are hired by Amazon directly, while others are hired by temporary staffing agencies. In Virginia Integrity Staffing Solutions hires and manages many of the temporary employees used by Amazon. This is an important distinction in workers’ compensation claims because it determines what company an injured employee should file his or her claim against.
We serve as Amazon workers compensation attorney for injured Amazon employees and Integrity Staffing Solutions employees who are hurt while working at the following Amazon locations in Virginia:
Amazon Fulfillment Center – RIC 1
5000 Commerce Way
Petersburg, VA 23803 (actually located in Dinwiddie, VA)
Amazon Fulfillment Center – RIC 2
1901 Meadowville Technology Pkwy
Chester, VA 23836
Amazon Fulfillment Center
11600 N. Oakridge Parkway
Hanover County, VA
Contact an Experienced Amazon Workers Comp Lawyer for Help with Your Job Injury Claim
Amazon or Integrity Staffing Solutions, whichever one employs you at the Amazon warehouse where you were hurt, has responsibilities when you sustain an injury on the job. This includes reporting the accident and injury to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. And offering you a panel of physicians from which to choose.
Don’t let Amazon force you to treat with its doctor. No matter how big Amazon may be, it still must comply with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.
As a hurt Amazon employee you have responsibilities also. These include:
- Giving written notice of your work accident and injuries to your supervisor as soon as possible.
- Seeking medical attention for your compensable injury.
- Filing a workers comp claim within the statute of limitations.
You must also prove that you suffered an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of your employment or an occupational illness. We encourage you to hire a workers comp attorney with experience handling Amazon work injury claims so that he can conduct discovery, develop the evidence, and present your case at the workers compensation hearing.
Call Corey Pollard today if you were hurt while working at Amazon. Our workers compensation law firm has obtained the following on behalf of Integrity Staffing Solutions and Amazon employees hurt on the job:
- Wage loss benefits, including temporary total disability and temporary partial disability benefits, for Amazon employees who missed time from work due to their work injuries.
- Permanent disability compensation for hurt Amazon employees who suffered permanent partial disability to the affected body part because of the work accident.
- Lifetime medical benefits for expenses related to the treatment of the work injury.
- Vocational rehabilitation for injured Amazon employees trying to get back into the work force.
- Multiple workers compensation settlements for Amazon employees. Most recently this included a settlement for an Amazon employee with pre-existing degenerative disc disease who reinjured her back when she caught a falling tote.
We want to help you if you’re an Amazon employee hurt on the job in Virginia. We’ve handled many Amazon workers comp claims and are familiar with the defense attorneys and third-party administrator who defend Amazon in these cases. Give us a call or send us an email today. And remember, there is no fee unless we recover compensation or medical treatment for you.