Hurt While Working for Food Lion in Virginia? We Can Help with Your Workers Comp Claim.
Grocery stores employee millions of Americans in a variety of jobs: bagger; baker; butcher; cashier; courtesy clerk; deli worker; manager; maintenance; and stock clerk, just to name a few. Though some of these jobs are low paying, they often offer flexible work schedules and room for career advancement.
As a Virginia work accident attorney I’ve represented many grocery store employees who love their job but not the hazards that come with it. This article explains what to do and what workers compensation benefits you may be entitled to if you’re hurt on the job while working for one of Virginia’s most popular supermarkets, Food Lion. These benefits can help your family during the difficult days, weeks, and months following a job injury.
If you have questions about your Food Lion workers’ comp claim, or are looking for an experienced Virginia workers comp lawyer to help you navigate the system and negotiate a workers’ compensation settlement, call, text, or email Corey Pollard today. Your consultation is free. And there is never a fee unless we help you recover benefits or a monetary reward.
Food Lion Workers Compensation Can Provide a Safety Net After Your Work Accident
In Virginia all employers who regularly employ three or more employees must carry workers compensation insurance. As a Food Lion employee you do not have to pay for workers compensation insurance coverage. Your employer does.
There are many benefits available to injured Food Lion employees through Virginia workers compensation law, including:
- Payment of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your job injury
- Temporary total disability payments if you are unable to work because of your injury
- Temporary partial disability payments if you are able to return to light duty work but suffer wage loss because of your injury
- Permanent partial disability compensation if you suffer the loss of or loss of function of the injured body part
- Vocational rehabilitation, including job coaching and payment of specific education courses
- And much more.
You may also be able to negotiate a lump workers compensation settlement with Food Lion that covers your permanent disability and future wage loss and medical treatment.
Food Lion in Virginia
Food Lion is a grocery store company headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina that opened its first store in Virginia in the 1980s. It has more than 1,000 supermarket stores across the Southeastern United States. With more than 60,000 employees total, Food Lion is a major employer in Virginia.
We represent employees who work at Food Lion distribution centers and supermarket locations in workers compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims.
On the Job Risks for Food Lion Workers
The risks you face as a Food Lion employee depend on your job title and job responsibilities. Those of you who work as cashiers, clerks, and deli workers will face job risks much different from warehouse workers at the distribution center and delivery drivers.
Common Food Lion injuries we’ve seen include:
- Bakers and deli workers suffering burn injuries from exposure to ovens and hot pans and lacerations from handling knives and sharp objects.
- Stock clerks suffering back and neck injuries from lifting and moving products
- Courtesy clerks suffering hand and wrist injuries while frequently handling items
- Cashiers suffering ankle, leg, and foot injuries when they slip and fall on a wet floor
Though some injuries are minor, you’re also at risk of suffering a catastrophic injury because of a Food Lion work accident.
Are You a Food Lion Employee Hurt on the Job? Get the Workers Comp Benefits You Deserve.
If you’re a Food Lion employee who was hurt at work, you may have many thoughts running through your head. Stop what you’re doing, report your work accident, and seek medical treatment.
Then call workers compensation Corey Pollard for help. We’re here to guide you and your family through the Virginia workers comp process. Focus on your health while we focus on conducting discovery, presenting your case at a workers compensation hearing, and getting you everything you deserve. All you have to do is contact us today.
We represent Food Lion employees across Virginia, including those in or near Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Danville, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Prince William County, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, York County, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk. And we’re ready to help you with your Food Lion workers comp claim.