As more and more shopping across this country shifts online, Amazon continues to show its strength as the online retail leader. When consumers click the “buy” button, their packages arrive a day or two later because of the work done in Amazon warehouses. However, Amazon warehouse workers face high risks of sustaining injuries every day.
At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Riverside Amazon warehouse workers’ compensation claims attorneys are dedicated to helping workers secure compensation benefits.
COVID-19 Affects Amazon Warehouses
COVID-19 has affected workers throughout the United States, particularly those who work in Amazon warehouse fulfillment centers. This infectious disease can spread like wildfire in warehouse settings, and many Amazon warehouses have not taken proper precautions to ensure employees do not contract coronavirus.
There have been numerous reports of Amazon workers contracting COVID-19. Worse, there are reports that Amazon has not notified workers about coronavirus cases that have already occurred at the warehouse they work in.
Anyone who sustains an injury or illness that is linked to the workplace should be entitled to receiving workers’ compensation coverage. Any Amazon worker who contracts this illness deserves to receive full compensation for their medical bills and lost income.
Amazon Workers Face Risks Each Day
Amazon workers across this country are responsible for handling billions of items that are shipped worldwide each year. These workers are responsible for managing inventory, breaking down bulk packages into singular items, labeling products, fulfilling orders, loading delivery trucks, and more.
Amazon workers have a physically demanding job, and this company does not have a strong track record for keeping workers safe. Amazon is known for pushing workers to their limits in order to maintain deadlines.
Warehouse work has risks, even when an employee is performing basic tasks. Some of the most common causes of on-the-job injuries in a fulfillment center include:
A workers’ compensation lawyer in Riverside will have the resources and legal experience necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into your case to establish a link between the injury in the workplace.
Your lawyer will obtain all evidence necessary for your claim, which can include accident reports, photo or video surveillance, eyewitness statements, and more. Using this evidence and your medical records, your attorney will negotiate with all parties involved to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
Let Us Help You Through This
If you or somebody you love has sustained an on-the-job injury at an Amazon warehouse fulfillment center, you may need to seek legal assistance. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are dedicated to helping injured workers secure full compensation for their claims. This could include:
All medical bills related to the Amazon warehouse accident