Target is one of the nation’s largest retail chains, with over 1,900 locations in the United States and over 150 stores in Texas. Employees at Target work various roles, such as a cashier or stocker. You might also work in a warehouse, operating heavy equipment. In fact, Target has historically had six distribution centers in Texas, including Austin, Dallas, Tyler, Houston, Denton, and Midlothian.
We recognize how frustrating it can be to get injured on the job. If you have sustained an injury or illness while working at Target, our lawyers at Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP can help you file for Target workers’ comp.
Common Injuries While Working at Target
Multiple injuries might occur while on the job at Target due to the dynamic nature of the work. Depending on your role, typical injuries that may allow you to file for workers’ compensation include:
- Repetitive stress injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Slip-and-fall injuries,
- Shoulder injuries,
- Electrical shock,
- Respiratory illnesses,
- Amputations, and
- Traumatic brain injuries.
If you have suffered an injury or occupational disease on the job, contact our experienced attorneys. We can help you to file for workers’ compensation or file an appeal if they deny you benefits. If necessary, our lawyers can also assist you with filing suit to get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Potential Causes of Injuries at Target
If you work at a Target distribution center, there can be one or more causes of your injuries due to the amount of hazards present. The reasons for your injury could involve:
- Forklift accidents in the warehouse,
- Lifting objects that are too heavy,
- Being struck by moving machinery, or
- Being hit by a falling object.
These injuries can be traumatic, but our aggressive lawyers are here to advocate for you. If you experienced a Target work injury in Texas, consider reaching out to us today.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program for employees who suffer injuries or experience an occupational disease while on the job. For you to receive compensation, your injury or illness has to have been in the “course and scope” of your employment. These programs vary by state, and some private companies in Texas can choose not to subscribe.
Locations of Target Stores in Texas
What Is a Non-Subscriber?
A non-subscriber is a private company that has chosen not to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Workers’ compensation helps employees to cover medical bills and lost wages due to an injury or illness sustained on the job. Since Target is a non-subscriber, you will have to file a claim for workers’ compensation through their private plan.
Remember that non-subscriber policies often do not allow you to recover as much as traditional workers’ compensation. Nonetheless, you can also file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. With a non-subscriber company, if you file suit for negligence, you may recover more than if Target was a subscriber.
How Do I File My Target Injury Claim?
Report Your Injury
The first step to filing your claim is to let your supervisor know you have sustained an injury while working. Time limits vary depending on your specific Target injury policy. Nevertheless, you should be able to get a copy from your supervisor. You will likely need to report the injury right away.
Seek Medical Attention
It is typically crucial under any private plan to get medical care after reporting your injury. Just make certain that you are going to a provider that your workplace has approved. Again, you should ask your supervisor what medical providers you can visit.
File Your Claim Through Target’s Plan
The next step is to file your injury compensation claim through Target’s policy. Usually, employees only have 30 days or less to file a claim. You should check your handbook or ask about this deadline since time limits often differ. Overall, be sure that you file your claim as soon as possible.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable attorneys if you need assistance with filing your Target workers’ comp claim. At Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP, our lawyers are known for assertively advocating for their clients. Areas of expertise at our firm include non-subscriber claims, commercial motor vehicle accidents, and more. For additional information, call us today at 832-709-1124.