Got hurt while working for Randalls or Albertsons?
Randalls (formerly known as “Randalls Food Markets) operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. The large department store hire many retail professionals and also warehouse workers. However, many of those workers sustain injuries while performing their regular job responsibilities as a result of occupational hazards. These could potentially lead to a financial nightmare for the injured workers.
If you are a Randalls or Albertsons worker and have suffered a work-related injury in Texas, reach out for help to a Texas workers compensation lawyer that is experienced in non-subscriber laws to make sure your case moves forward swiftly through the process. Randalls 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.
In his 17-year career, Texas Non-Subscriber lawyer Hector L. Sandoval has represented injured workers all over the State of Texas. Our office is based in Houston, Texas but, Mr. Sandoval has represented injured workers living in or near the following Texas Cities
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?
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Non-Subscriber claims in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and The Rio Grande Valley.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Randalls Compensation Claims:
- What if my Randalls 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 Randalls Work Injury Case?
- What kind of Work Injury Coverage Does Randalls Have?
- What are Texas Non-Subscribers? Are Randalls Non-Subscribers?
- What is the likelihood that my employer, Randalls, is a Texas Non-subscriber?
- How are Workers’ Compensation Claims Different from Randalls Non-subscriber Claims?
- What Is an employment benefit plan or summary plan description?
- How Much Time do I have to file my Randalls non-subscriber Claim?
- How soon so I have to report my injury at Target?
- Why Can’t I Get A Response from the Randalls insurance Claims adjuster?
- In My Randalls 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 Randalls?
- Why does my Target 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 Randalls 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 Randalls?
- What are the truths and myths involved in a Randalls work injury cases?
Randalls Operating in Texas, including Houston, Austin and Dallas
Randalls operates 32 supermarkets in Texas under the Randalls and Flagship Randalls banners. The chain consists of 13 stores located around the Houston area and 15 stores located around the Austin area as of May 2020. Randalls also operates 53 stores in Dallas (under the Tom Thumb name – see below), and 12 in Austin, Texas.
Is Randalls the same as Tom Thumb?
The company was acquired by the Randalls chain of Houston in 1992 and adopted a logo similar to Randalls but retained the Tom Thumb name. Randalls converted the seven Tom Thumb stores in the Austin market to Randalls in January 1994, the same time it acquired and converted nine AppleTree Markets.
Types of Randalls work injuries
As a retail store, Randalls has different departments such as: apparel, electronics, groceries, pet, pharmacy and toys. During the typical Randalls’ 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
No matter the type of injury you suffered or how the work accident happened while working for Randalls or Albertsons, we can help you.
Some of the most common workplace injuries as a Randalls’ or Albertsons’ 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 Randalls 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: Randalls or Albertsons – Attorney Hector Sandoval
If you’re injured while working at Randalls or Albertsons, you may not know what to do next. Learn more about your legal rights and how to file a Randalls’ workers comp claim by calling Houston worker’s comp lawyer Hector Sandoval. Please call now for a free consultation at (214) 214-7713.