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The Continuing Prevalence of Walmart Distribution Center Accidents & Injuries

07Jul

The Continuing Prevalence of Walmart Distribution Center Accidents & Injuries

Our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys at Waple & Houk know Walmart is the largest retailer in the world, with over 5000 retail stores and over 2.1 million employees — with nearly 1.6 million working in the U.S. alone. According to its corporate website, Walmart operates 210 distribution centers, comprising one of the largest operations in the world servicing stores, clubs, and direct delivery to consumers.

In North Carolina alone, there are six Walmart distribution centers and one fulfillment center, employing thousands of residents. Unfortunately, the rise in serious worker injuries at these warehouses prompted scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate “what actions OSHA has taken to address the increase in severe injuries at warehouses and order fulfillment facilities.”

If you have been injured in a Walmart distribution center, warehouse, or fulfillment operation, our Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation attorneys want to help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue a successful claim. Contact us today to learn more.

How Many Workplace Injuries are Occurring at Walmart Warehouses?

A coalition of four labor unions representing over 4 million workers, reported that Walmart had a worker injury rate of 3.0 serious incidents per 100 full-time workers.

Walmart workplace injuries can be caused by forklifts, slips, and falls, falls from heights, dropped products, lifting objects, and other incidents, which may cause a variety of workplace injuries that differ in severity.

Some of the most common injuries that workers’ compensation benefits may cover from Walmart warehouse accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputations or loss of a limb or fingers.
  • Back injuries.
  • Broken bones or fractured bones.
  • Burn injuries.
  • Crushing injuries.
  • Dislocated joints.
  • Knee injuries.
  • Lacerations or deep cuts.
  • Neck injuries.
  • Organ injuries.
  • Scarring or disfigurement.
  • Shoulder damage.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Strains or sprains.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Vision loss.
  • Wrongful death.

If you have been injured while working in a Walmart facility in North Carolina:

  • Report your injury to a supervisor.
  • Seek medical attention right away.
  • Document the event.
  • Keep records of the incident, including your ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and time lost from work.
  • Contact our experienced Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys at Waple & Houk.

Contact Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in North Carolina Today

Our dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys in North Carolina are available today by phone or schedule a free consultation online to learn more about how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your injury claim.

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