Retail is a thankless job, but retail workers provide incredibly valuable services. When most think of dangerous workplaces, they think of jobs in construction and manufacturing, but working in retail can present a variety of risks of injuries. Retail workers in New Castle County, DE are subjected to many hazards daily that can lead to devastating injuries.
Employers and insurance companies do not make it easy to collect workers’ compensation benefits,.They will try to undervalue your pain, attribute it to other causes, and or even fight to prove that it is a pre-existing condition. That’s why you need a knowledgeable and relentless New Castle County workers’ compensation attorney.
Serving the people of Newark, Dover, Wilmington, and across Delaware, the experienced workers’ compensation team at Rhoades & Morrow make it their mission to advocate for injured workers. Let us start fighting for you today. We are ready to fight for the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are justly entitled.
1. Slips, Trips, and Falls
The most common workplace injuries in almost every field can be attributed to slipping, tripping, and falling. These risks are heightened in retail settings, with a lot of shoppers and colleagues moving objects. With crowded rooms full of customers and products, stockrooms full of deliveries, and cluttered aisles, retail workers are especially prone to these kinds of injuries.
2. Repetitive Motion Injuries
Retail workers have a physically demanding job. They spend their days folding and stocking merchandise, operating a register, and lifting merchandise deliveries, which can lead to repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and back problems. This risk can be minimized by proper training but never eliminated.
3. Cuts and Lacerations
Retail workers frequently use scissors and box cutters to unbox, prepare, and display merchandise. While these tools undoubtedly are necessary, they can also lead to significant injuries.
4. Muscle Strains and Sprains
Retail workers spend most of their day on their feet, even behind a register. They are often tasked with unloading large merchandise deliveries and stocking heavy items on shelves. This often involves heavy objects being carried long distances from loading areas to stockrooms to store shelves. Because of this, muscle strains and sprains are common across the industry. In fact, they account for about a third of workplace injuries in the retail industry.
5. Struck-by-Object Injuries
Many stores and merchandise stockrooms have high shelves with stacked items, which are prone to falling on retail workers. Retail workers are often tasked with using stools and ladders to retrieve items which can cause them to strike the retail worker. These can lead to incredibly severe injuries.
Rhoades & Morrow: Experienced New Castle County Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Fighting Relentlessly to Uphold Your Rights
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury at the workplace, you deserve to be paid just workers’ compensation benefits. Fight back when employers and insurance companies diminish your pain. Trust a law firm backed by decades of experience to advocate for you. The legal team at Rhoades & Morrow has offices across Delaware. We offer free and confidential consultations. Call us at (302)-427-9500 or fill out our online form today!