Over the years, it has become more common to know someone who works at or who has worked at Amazon. This is because Amazon has established a strong presence in California, with both large-scale and small-scale warehouses and fulfillment centers throughout the state. Amazon is a company that puts a lot of importance on employee safety; however, incidents are bound to happen in warehouses and fulfillment centers alike (simply due to all the moving parts in these locations).
Were you or a member of your family injured in an Amazon workplace incident? Depending on the details surrounding the incident and the harm suffered, you might have grounds to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. If there are certain difficulties with filing a normal workers’ compensation claim, you might be eligible to file a claim with the assistance of our Amazon injury lawyers.
Would you like to discuss your workplace injury claim with the Amazon warehouse/fulfillment center experts at our firm? If so, you should seek legal assistance with our workers’ compensation lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience in injury claims. Our lawyers have successfully handled all sorts of claims, including those resulting from workplace injuries and revolving around workers’ compensation. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and guide you towards a positive claim outcome.
Are you ready to discuss your Amazon workplace injury claim with the experts at our firm? If so, contact us today.
Amazon in California
The company has a significant number of warehouses and fulfillment centers that work together to keep business booming. Some of the Amazon locations include the following: BFL1 (in Bakersfield); PSP1 (in Beaumont); LGB3 (Eastvale); FAT1 (in Fresno); LAX9 (in Fontana); ONT6 and ONT9 (in Moreno Valley); OAK5 (in Newark); OAK3 (in Patterson); AMZ2 (Redding); SNA4, LGB7, and LGB8 (in Rialto); LGB6 (in Riverside); SMF1(in Sacramento); ONT2, ONT5, SNA7, and SNA8 (in San Bernardino); SMF3 and SCK1 (in Stockton); DPS3 (in Thousand Oaks); OAK4, SJC7, and OAK6 (in Tracy); SMF5 9in Vacaville). In addition to these large-scale warehouses and fulfillment centers, there are a number of smaller locations throughout the state. For instance, there are locations in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach (UCA2), Torrance, Gardena, South Gate, and Hawthorne.
Workplace Accidents are Always Likely
Even if safety is prioritized, it is possible for incidents to occur. Amazon employees could experience some of the following personal injury accidents:
Trip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents
Falling object incidents
Parking lot accidents
In addition to these incidents, employees could be harmed by faulty equipment/machinery, defective carts, cart collisions, repetitive motions, and heavy lifting, for instance.
Without a doubt, these incidents could lead to a number of injuries. Amazon employees could potentially suffer brain injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, crushing injuries, fractures, joint injuries, amputations, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises.
Can You File a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Based on the details surrounding your workplace injury, you could be eligible to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance purchased by employers to cover them in case of employee injuries. If a workers’ compensation claim is approved, injured employees could be eligible to receive the following benefits: medical costs. Temporary disability, permanent disability, supplemental job displacement benefits, and death benefits. Could you really be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim and get these benefits? To find out, you should speak with your employer.
The Workers’ Compensation Process
The workers’ compensation process is designed to be simple. After a workplace injury, the affected employee should report the incident to the employer immediately (including when and how the incident happened). The employer should provide the employee with the necessary information to proceed – including the necessary forms that should be filled and returned. The employer will likely send the employee to the company doctor, even if medical attention has already been received. The employer should send all details to their insurance provider for a response.
If the claim is approved, the employee will begin receiving benefits almost immediately. If the claim was denied, the employer should provide the employee with details on the appeals process.
My employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance. My employer doesn’t have enough workers’ compensation insurance. My employer is wrongfully denying my workers’ compensation claim. If any of these statements are true, you might have grounds to actually file a lawsuit claim against your employer.
With the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer, you could pursue an injury claim against your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company. For instance, if your employer or the insurance company are not cooperating (e.g., failing to provide you with the necessary information, ignoring deadlines or failing to inform you of deadlines, failing to submit necessary forms, or claiming that the injury was not work-related), you could pursue a bad faith claim and fight for your right to be compensated. If your employer simply failed to have the necessary workers’ compensation coverage (but was required to do so by employment laws), you could sue for the violation of employment laws. If your employer did not purchase enough coverage to cover your benefits, you could also sue for that. Regardless of how you are pursuing your claim, a lawyer can help you get the monetary compensation that you are owed.
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations and claims against employers are no exception. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims on time, they could lose their right to sue (and their right to recover any form of compensation). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that applies to your Amazon workplace injury claim, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you file your claim within the appropriate deadline.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you interested in learning more about your right to file a workers’ compensation claim for the injury that you sustained in an Amazon workplace incident? If you have encountered any difficulties with your employer or which the insurance company providing the workers’ compensation coverage, you should explore the other legal options available to you. That is, you should explore your right to pursue a lawsuit against your employer.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue Amazon for your workplace injury, you should contact Downtown L.A. Law Group and your earliest convenience. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with years of experience handling different types of injury claims, including workplace injury claims. Our lawyers are not afraid to sue Amazon or any other large-scale employer. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
We offer a variety of free legal services, including free consultations and free second opinions, to ensure that all victims and their families can access our legal services. During our free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. You can be certain that our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you will need to file your claim. Our experts will answer all your questions and address all your concerns. If you are interested in discussing your claim and your legal options with the workers’ compensation experts at our firm, contact us today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront expenses for our legal services. In addition, our firm is based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be expected to cover any legal fees until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying anything whatsoever.
To discuss your Amazon workplace injury and your right to sue with the experts at our firm, contact us at your earliest convenience.