Did you suffer an injury in an Target work accident?
Target Corporation is behind Walmart as the second-largest retailer in the United States. It operates 1,822 different locations and employs about 345,000 people. In Texas alone, Target employs 23,570 people. Many of those workers sustain injuries while performing their regular job responsibilities.
If you are a Target 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. Target 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 Target work injuries
As a retail store, Target has different departments such as: apparel, electronics, groceries, pet, pharmacy and toys. During the typical Target 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 Target, we can help you.
Some of the most common workplace injuries as a Target 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 Target’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.