Retail Workers and Workers Compensation Claims
People who work in retail stores, car dealerships, and other sales-oriented businesses make up a large percentage of Minnesota’s work force. While these jobs may seem less risky than other occupations at first glance, the attorneys at Fields Law Firm know that many sales workers suffer in silence after on-the-job injuries.
If you or someone you love got hurt while working as a retail salesperson, stock clerk, cashier, or in another position, our workers comp lawyers in Minnesota can advise you on the best course of action. We became one of Minnesota’s largest injury and disability law firms by assisting clients like you.
Client Success Story
Our team of experienced back injury attorneys represented a department store worker in a claim against her employer after a bank of lockers fell on top of her at work, causing a compression fracture in her lower spine. The woman had to undergo numerous surgeries as result of her work injury. Her doctors deemed her permanently unable to work.
Attorney Kristen Gyolai settled the claim through mediation for $99,000, ensuring that the employer and insurer would pay all future reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to her serious and complex back injury.
Injury Risks for Retail Workers
Retail workers may be at risk for developing severe and chronic injuries, such as:
- Back and Neck Injuries
Many retail employees are required to lift and move heavy boxes containing merchandise and signage. If boxes are too heavy, or proper lifting techniques aren’t provided, employees can suffer serious back and neck injuries.
- Foot and Leg Injuries
Cashiers, salespeople, and greeters often stand in one place for hours at a time. This can put pressure on their feet and legs, and over time, it can lead to painful sores, sprains, and even arthritis.
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Employees, such as stock clerks and cashiers, must often perform the same movements over and over again when stocking merchandise or ringing up customers. These repetitive motions can injure workers’ backs, elbows, and shoulders and cause conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
At Fields Law, we pride ourselves on helping injured retail workers throughout Minnesota. Whether you’re worried about your health, getting fired for reporting your injury, or just want to know what happens next, our workers’ compensation law firm attorneys can answer your questions and give you the information you need.