Amazon is a multi-billion dollar company employing more than 500,000 people worldwide. While Amazon officials tout top notch safety policies and procedures, an alarming number of injury, illness, and death reports landed them on the “Dirty Dozen” list in 2018 for the most dangerous workplaces in the United States.
After Amazon made the Dirty Dozen list, website Guardian.com did their own investigation and found that numerous Amazon employees have suffered injury, been disabled, left without income, terminated, and in some cases, left homeless.
Workers compensation claims involving large corporations are complicated, and sometimes they take a long time to move through the system. If you work at Amazon and suffered an injury, you should do the following:
- Report the accident to your supervisor and/or human resources
- Get medical attention immediately. Tell your doctor what happened and that it occurred at work.
- Get statements from any witnesses or co-workers who saw what happened.
After a workplace accident, your employer should file a report and a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer fails to do so, or your claim is denied, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney before taking further action.
Sometimes workers’ compensation benefits only cover your medical expenses or a portion of your lost income. That can make it difficult for you to recover and get back to work. With the he