Did you suffer an injury while working your shift at Family Dollar or Dollar Tree?
Leon Levine founded Family Dollar, an American variety store chain, in 1959. It has grown to have more than 8,000 locations throughout 46 states. It is the second largest retailer of its kind in the country. In addition to its store locations, Family Dollar has 11 distribution centers, some of which are in the state of Texas. It has thousands of employees in various positions. Many of those workers sustain injuries while performing their regular job responsibilities.
If you are a Family Dollar or Dollar Tree 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. Family Dollar & Dollar Tree are non-subscribers, 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 Family Dollar or Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar & Dollar Tree Compensation Claims:
- What if my Family Dollar or Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar or Dollar Tree Work Injury Case?
- What kind of Work Injury Coverage Do Family Dollar & Dollar Tree Have?
- What are Texas Non-Subscribers? Are Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Non-Subscribers?
- What is the likelihood that my employer, Family Dollar & Dollar Tree, are Texas Non-subscribers?
- How are Workers’ Compensation Claims Different from Family Dollar & Dollar Tree Non-subscriber Claims?
- What Is an employment benefit plan or summary plan description?
- How Much Time do I have to file my Family Dollar & Dollar Tree non-subscriber Claim?
- How soon so I have to report my injury at Family Dollar & Dollar Tree?
- Why Can’t I Get A Response from the Family Dollar & Dollar Tree insurance Claims adjuster?
- In My Family Dollar or Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar & Dollar Tree?
- Why does my Family Dollar & Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar & Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar & Dollar Tree?
- What are the truths and myths involved in a Family Dollar or Dollar Tree work injury cases?
Types of Family Dollar & Dollar Tree work injuries
As retail stores, Family Dollar & Dollar Tree have different departments. During the typical Family Dollar & Dollar Tree 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
Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores have a long and disturbing history of putting profits above employee safety,” said Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker. “Time and time again, we find the same violations – blocked or obstructed emergency exits and aisles, boxes of merchandise stacked high or in front of electrical panels and fire extinguishers. Each hazard can lead to a tragedy.”
No matter the type of injury you suffered or how the work accident happened while working for Family Dollar or Dollar Tree, we can help you.
Some of the most common workplace injuries as a Family Dollar or Dollar Tree 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 Family Dollar or Dollar Tree’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: Family Dollar & Dollar Tree – Attorney Hector Sandoval
Learn more about your legal rights and how to file a Family Dollar or Dollar Tree workers comp claim by calling Houston worker’s comp lawyer Hector Sandoval. Please call now for a free consultation at (346) 347-7777.