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Understanding Amazon’s warehouse accidents

On Behalf of | May 19, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

A number of the workers’ compensation claims in Texas come from workers who got injured while working in the Amazon warehouses. If you are an Amazon employee and have been injured while working in the warehouse, you may be wondering what you should do next.

What kinds of accidents occur in Amazon warehouses

One of the most common types of accidents that occur in Amazon warehouses is slips, trips and falls. These kinds of accidents can happen when workers are distracted or when they are rushing to meet production goals.

Another common type of accident is workers getting hit by falling objects. This can happen when workers are not paying attention to their surroundings or when they are not properly trained on how to safely stack boxes.

Last but not least, you can also get injured by lifting heavy objects incorrectly or suffer a repetitive motion injury if you perform the same task over and over again.

Steps to take after getting injured

If you get injured in an Amazon warehouse, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will ensure that you get the treatment you need, and it will also create a record of your injury. You should also report the accident to your supervisor and file a workers’ compensation claim.

They will likely ask you to fill out an accident form. This form will go to Amazon’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The insurance carrier will then investigate your claim and determine whether or not you are eligible for benefits. If your claim gets approved, you will receive benefits that can help you cover the cost of your medical treatment and lost wages.

In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation, you must have been injured while performing your job duties. This means that if you got injured while working in the Amazon warehouse you will likely be covered.

Getting injured at work can be a very stressful experience. If you get injured in an Amazon warehouse, following these steps can help you navigate the workers’ compensation process.