Lowes is one of the largest employers in the United States, with well over 200,000 full-time employees and 120,000 part-time employees.
With Lowes corporate headquarters in North Carolina, Lowes employs several thousand people in the state. It is one of the more popular chain hardware stores.
There are a number of ways that Lowe’s employees can injure themselves. Given the fact that it is a hardware store and supplier of home goods, some work is quite physical.
It is usually easy to file a workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina. Most work injuries heal fairly quickly and the employee returns to work. But some work injuries are serious and long-lasting.
In many cases, Lowes will dispute a work injury. You have a right to legal representation for any injury suffered while working for Lowes’s.
The lawyers at Mehta & McConnell have been representing injured workers in the greater Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina, and have over 30 years of experience in the area of workers’ compensation law.
You do not have to go through this alone. We are here to help you seek the benefits that you deserve. Contact our Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers today to get started.
What Benefits Does Lowe’s Workers’ Compensation Pay?
In North Carolina, if you are injured at work, you are entitled to receive wage benefits for every week that you are off work due to the injury.
For every week that you were off of work, you should receive two-thirds of your average weekly wages. You will receive these wage benefits until you return back to full-duty work.
If you cannot return to work, you may be able to seek permanent wage benefits.
Another benefit you receive is the payment of your work-related medical bills. No matter what it takes to repair your injury and get you back to 100%, your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance company is responsible to pay for all the medical bills.
No money should come out of your pocket to pay for any medical treatment.
What Should I Do After a Work Injury?
There are many things that you should do immediately after you experience a work injury at Lowe’s.
Report the Injury
Report the injury to your supervisor and make sure your employer completes an injury report. Check that the report has the complete facts about the injury, including when and where it happened, how it happened, and what areas of the body you believe are injured.
Seek Medical Treatment
Many people feel that they can put off treatment with a doctor for several days to see if they get better on their own. This is a big mistake. The sooner you see a doctor after your work accident the better.
By treating with a doctor immediately, you establish that a work injury occurred. You can also get a jump on beginning a treatment plan so that you can get better and get back to work.
If you don’t see a doctor, Lowe’s can claim that there was no injury. This is dangerous if, in the future, your injury is much worse than you initially believed and requires significant treatment, like surgery.
Preserve Evidence of Your Lowe’s Work Accident-Related Injury
Offering proof of how your injury occurred and the severity of the injury can greatly impact the amount of Lowe’s worker’s comp settlements.
Examples of evidence your attorney can help you gather might include:
- Eyewitness statements,
- A copy of your Lowe’s incident report,
- Photos of the scene of the incident,
- Photos of your injuries,
- Surveillance footage, or
- Medical reports.
In many cases, this evidence will disappear if you do not act quickly.
For instance, surveillance footage is routinely taped over if no one acts quickly to preserve this evidence.
And you’ll need as much evidence as you can find to help establish that your injury happened at work.
Proof of medical expenses and records of your treatment can go a long way in determining how much compensation your case warrants.
A Lowe’s worker’s compensation attorney will assist in gathering this information to support your claim.
Contact an Attorney
Speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Even if your claim has been accepted and things seem to be going well, you still should talk to a skilled and experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. You do not have to go through this alone.
What Happens If Lowe’s Denies My Claim?
If Lowes denies your claim, it is very important for you to contact us so that our experienced workers’ comp lawyers can fight for your rights.
We will file a claim and bring the case in front of a workers’ compensation judge. We will take care of everything, so you can focus on getting better.
Contact the Lowe’s Workers’ Comp Lawyers at Mehta & McConnell and Have Us Fight for Your Benefits
Just because Lowes is a huge company, it does not mean they can deny claims based on valid work injuries.
Our attorneys have over 30 years of combined legal experience, and we are invested in helping injured workers just like you.
If you were injured while working at Lowe’s, we are here to use our skills, knowledge, and resources to get you the wage and medical benefits that you deserve. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation.