With FedEx, you work in an environment that carries a high possibility of on-the-job injury. Drivers have to move heavy and unwieldly boxes, often without help. Warehouse workers move large objects through a highly restricted environment. Workers don’t always have the right equipment to move packages as safely as possible.
Injuries happen. You probably already know about workers’ compensation. It’s a type of insurance most employers are required to carry, so that employees who are injured on the job have their medical needs and lost wages taken care of. If you’ve received a back injury on the job at FedEx, you’ll be wondering whether you’re eligible for a workers’ compensation claim.
The short answer is yes. In the state of Florida, every business with at least four employees is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. An organization like FedEx is required by state law to have a workers’ compensation policy.
That being said, a payout isn’t automatic after an injury. The process of applying for a workers’ compensation payout can be difficult and involved. If you’re seriously thinking of applying for a worker’s compensation payout, it’s a good idea to talk to a worker’s compensation lawyer beforehand. The Feldman Legal Group offers a free initial assessment and specializes in workers’ compensation cases. Give us a call if you’ve injured your back while working at FedEx.
Can I be Fired for Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If you’re in the process of working on a workers’ compensation claim, you might be wondering whether you could lose your job for making a claim. The short answer is no. Employers are not allowed to fire employees simply for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
That being said, an employer may fire you while you have an open claim. But the employer has to be able to show that the reason they fired you was not related to the fact that you filed the claim in the first place.
When Should I Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
If you’ve received a back injury on the job at FedEx, the first thing you need to do is report it to your supervisor and get the paperwork you need to file your claim. The next thing you need to do is seek medical care for your injury.
Once you’ve done those things, it’s a good idea to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer. Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult and complex, and it’s easy to devalue your claim if you’re not experienced. Get advice from a workers’ compensation lawyer who can guide you through the process and give you the best possible chance of a favorable payout.
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The Feldman Legal Group attorneys fully understand complex workers’ compensation laws and will not hesitate to fight your insurance company to obtain the just benefits you need and deserve. If you would like to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Tampa, please contact us today for a free initial assessment.