Were you injured while performing your work duties at Macy’s?
If so, before you file a workers’ compensation claim against Macy’s, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney will ensure your rights are protected and will aggressively pursue all the benefits that you are entitled to receive.
With over 800 stores worldwide, Macy’s employees over 120,000 employees. If you are a Macy’s 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. Like many other large employers in Texas, Macy’s 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.
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?
If your employer is a Texas Non-Subscriber, you have a right to file a lawsuit against your employer if your injury resulted from failing to provide with a reasonably safe workplace. In other words, it matters if your employer’s negligence caused your injury. In a Non-Subscriber case. You are not restricted to the remedies you have under Texas Workers’ Compensation laws. EVEN THOUGH YOUR EMPLOYER, THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER OR THE DOCTORS CALL YOUR CASE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE, YOUR EMPLOYER MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE A NON-SUBSCRIBER POLICY! They all would much rather let you think that you only have rights under Worker’s Compensation. This is why, if you are injured on the job, one of the first things you MUST do is to determine what coverage your employer has.
Types of Macy’s work injuries
Macy’s offers many types of opportunities for work including sales, merchandising, warehouse work, and jobs in the legal and HR department that are primarily clerical in nature (among many other positions). Depending on the responsibilities of the Macy’s employee, there are some special risks involved, including:
- Those who work in Macy’s warehouses run the risk of injury to their neck, back, or shoulders from moving heavy products. Broken bottles of liquid makeup, perfume, and other liquids can also put you at risk for a slip and fall.
- Sales workers could be injured while moving heavy goods for customers. They could fall from a ladder while they are getting products from a high shelf. A slip and fall can cause sales associates to suffer from sprains, broken bones, or even a head injury.
- Employees who do a lot of typing also have specific risks. Mail processing, even with the use of machines, can cause repetitive stress injury as can continuous years of typing.
No matter the type of injury you suffered or how the work accident happened while working for Macy’s, we can help you.
Read also: Most Common Work Injuries
How to Protect Your Legal Rights if You Were Hurt Working for Macy’s
Follow these four steps if you are hurt on the job at Macy’s:
- Stop what you’re doing.
- Talk with your manager or HR rep and complete an accident report.
- You need to get medical care.
- Call a workers’ compensation attorney (Don’t represent yourself).
Call Houston worker’s comp lawyer Hector Sandoval to prepare a claim against Macy’s.
Types of Compensation You Might Expect
A Macy’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.