Did you suffer an injury while working your shift at Dollar General?
Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As of April 11, 2022, Dollar General operates 18,216 stores in the continental United States, many of which are in the state of Texas. It has thousands of employees in various positions. Hundreds of those workers sustain injuries every year while performing their regular job responsibilities.
If you are a Dollar General worker and have suffered a work-related injury in Texas, reach out for help to a Houston workers compensation lawyer that is experienced in non-subscriber laws to make sure your case moves forward swiftly through the process. Dollar General is a non-subscriber, meaning it does not subscribe to the statewide workers’ compensation program. Instead, it has chosen an option that’s only available in the state of Texas – as a result, your workers’ compensation claim process will be unique from many other employers.
Don’t contribute to the delay you may be already experiencing in your case any further. The more you allow your employer to delay, the harder it will be on you and your family down the road.
Not a Dollar General case? View list of Texas Non-Subscribers Companies.
How do I know if I am an injured worker in a Non-Subscriber case?
No matter the size of company or the industry, Texas is the only state where private sector employers can step outside of Workers Compensation system for coverage and elect “Non-Subscriber” status. Read: What Are the Chances that my Employer Is a Texas Non-Subscriber?
Here are some frequently asked questions about Dollar General Compensation Claims:
- What if my Dollar General worker’s compensation claim is denied, Can I still sue my employer for negligence?
- What steps should I take to protect my rights in a Dollar General Work Injury Case?
- What kind of Work Injury Coverage Does Dollar General Have?
- What are Texas Non-Subscribers? Is Dollar General a Non-Subscriber?
- What is the likelihood that my employer, Dollar General, is a Texas Non-subscriber?
- How are Workers’ Compensation Claims Different from Dollar General Non-subscriber Claims?
- What Is an employment benefit plan or summary plan description?
- How Much Time do I have to file my Dollar General non-subscriber Claim?
- How soon so I have to report my injury at Dollar General?
- Why Can’t I Get A Response from the Dollar General insurance Claims adjuster?
- In My Dollar General Work Injury Compensation Case, Am I Really “Required” to See the Company Doctors?
- Can I See my Own Doctor?
- How do I know if I can File a Lawsuit against Dollar General?
- Why does my Dollar General worker’s compensation case have to filed in Arbitration?
- Why won’t the adjuster approve an MRI?
- What is an independent medical examination or IME?
- What is an Adverse Benefit Determination?
- How can my injury be pre-existing?
- Will I get fired if I hire a lawyer?
- Can I claim lost wages and recover medical costs in Dollar General work injury case?
- How long will it take to resolve my work injury case?
- Do I pay attorneys fees if my case is lost?
- Do I pay case expenses if my case is lost?
- Does my lawyer need to live in the area where I live or work for Dollar General?
- What are the truths and myths involved in a Dollar General work injury cases?
Types of Dollar General work injuries
As one of the largest food and household goods retailers in the country, Dollar General have different departments. During the typical Dollar General shift workers may face several workplace hazards, including:
- Cars and trucks driving through the parking lot negligently and recklessly
- Defects (potholes, loose curbs) and uneven parking lot surfaces while helping customers to their cars or retrieving carts
- Wet floors due to customers tracking in water when it rains, spilled products and produce, or leaking refrigerator units
- Slippery surfaces from recently cleaned floors
- Falling merchandise
- Belligerent customers
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the chain after 55 inspections around the country in recent years – for hazardous work conditions, including blocked exits and blocked electrical panels.”
Unfortunately Dollar General has not made employee safety a priority, leaving its workers unnecessarily exposed to serious injury or death. No matter the type of injury you suffered or how the work accident happened while working for Dollar General, we can help you.
Some of the most common workplace injuries as a Dollar General employee
Here are some of the most common reported work injuries based on data analyzed from our current and former clients.
- Herniations (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar)
- Shoulder Injuries (Rotator Cuff Tears)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (Head Trauma, Concussions, long-term effects)
- Knee Injuries (Tendon Tears, Meniscal tears)
- Burns (Heat, Chemical and Electrical)
- Electrical Shock Injury/Electrocution (Death)
- Lung Injuries (Chemical and Dust Exposure)
- Eye Injuries
- Hernias (Inguinal, Lifting Injuries)
- Fractured Bones and Torn Tendons
Read also: Most Common Work Injuries
Types of Compensation You Might Expect
A Dollar General’s workers’ comp claim can result in payment for all your accident-related medical expenses. You can also receive benefits to cover lost wages while you’re temporarily or permanently out of work. You’ll get these benefits every few weeks for as long as the policy permits. Non-subscriber policies often do not offer permanent disability or death benefits to injured workers. However, you might be eligible for these benefits through a personal injury claim.
Non-Subscriber Work Injuries: Dollar General – Attorney Hector Sandoval
Learn more about your legal rights and how to file a Dollar General workers comp claim by calling Houston worker’s comp lawyer Hector Sandoval. Please call now for a free consultation at (346) 347-7777.