Southaven & Hernando Amazon Worker Injury Attorneys

As an Amazon worker who has gotten hurt on the job, you may have the right to seek financial benefits and compensation to help you during this difficult time. Don’t leave this money lying on the table. Instead, contact Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman today for a free initial case evaluation with an experienced Amazon worker injury lawyer in North Mississippi. 

Common Types of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Suffered by Amazon Employees

The strenuous nature of many Amazon workers’ jobs puts employees at risk of suffering various debilitating injuries or occupational illnesses, such as:

  • Severe lacerations or abrasions
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Electrocution injury
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament sprains/tears
  • Muscle or tendon strains/tears
  • Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injury, or bursitis
  • Herniated spinal discs 
  • Internal injuries or internal bleeding
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Traumatic amputation or limb loss
  • Viral or bacterial infection

Common Causes of Amazon Worker Injuries

From office buildings to warehouses and fulfillment centers, Amazon’s busy workplaces are often hazard spots for accidents like:

  • Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
  • Crush accidents, including falling objects or getting caught between a wall/ramp and a vehicle or motorized equipment
  • Forklift accidents
  • Equipment/machinery entanglement accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Electrocutions
  • Fires or contact with hot surfaces
  • Motor vehicle accidents

Options for Financial Recovery After Getting Injured at Work with Amazon

Depending on their employment status and the circumstances of their injury, an Amazon worker may have several options for recovering compensation after a workplace accident. Amazon workers in an employer-employee relationship with the company may have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Under Mississippi’s workers’ compensation system, injured workers can receive financial benefits such as:

  • Medical benefits that cover the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, including hospitalization, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, nursing services, and mileage reimbursement for out-of-town travel to doctor’s appointments or specialist care
  • Cash disability benefits that can equal up to two-thirds of a worker’s pre-injury average weekly wage
  • Rehabilitation services to get a worker back to their job or other work within their medical restrictions

An Amazon worker who suffers a work injury due to the negligence or fault of a third party (someone other than Amazon or a fellow employee) may also have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against that party. For example, a warehouse worker who suffers injuries due to defective equipment or machinery could potentially file a claim against that equipment’s manufacturer.

A personal injury claim can provide financial compensation for:

  • Costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Costs of long-term disability care and support services
  • Lost wages/income or loss of future earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and distress, including lost quality of life from disabilities or severe disfigurement/scarring

An Amazon worker injury lawyer from Chatham Gilder Howell & Pittman can evaluate your legal options for financial recovery and maximize your compensation for your work-related trauma. 

What Steps Should You Take After Suffering an Injury While Working for Amazon?

If you’ve been hurt in your job working for Amazon, there are certain actions you can take that may protect your rights to seek compensation or other financial benefits for your injuries and losses. Here’s what to do:

  • Report your injury to your supervisor or HR department as soon as possible, ideally in writing and within 30 days of the workplace accident.
  • Seek prompt medical attention to document and begin treating your injuries. Under Mississippi’s workers’ compensation system, you can choose your treating provider for your work injury.
  • Request copies of medical records of your treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Gather copies of your pre-accident pay stubs to calculate your cash disability benefits if you miss time from work.
  • Keep bills, invoices, or receipts of out-of-pocket expenses you incur to treat your injuries.

Finally, contact Chatham Gilder Howell & Pittman as soon as possible for help filing your workers’ compensation or injury claims and pursuing the financial benefits you deserve. If Amazon declines to provide workers’ compensation benefits, you have two years to file a formal claim with the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.

How Can an Attorney Help You Recover from a Work-Related Injury?

When you’ve suffered injuries working for Amazon, an attorney from Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman can help you pursue maximum financial recovery for your ongoing and future anticipated expenses or personal losses by:

  • Investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury as necessary to recover evidence proving the work-related nature of your medical condition
  • Documenting your injuries and ongoing and future anticipated medical expenses 
  • Calculating your pre-injury average weekly wages to pursue the total amount of cash disability benefits you deserve
  • Filing your workers’ compensation or third-party injury claims to pursue your rights to compensation
  • Advocating on your behalf in workers’ comp hearings or in court as necessary to demand financial relief for your harm and loss

Why Choose Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman?

Pursuing financial compensation and benefits after a work-related injury can be daunting, especially if you work for Amazon, a massive corporation with the financial means to fight claims. You need seasoned legal counsel to level the playing field so that you can stand up for your rights and interests. For decades, injured workers have turned to the team at Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman for tailored advice and dedicated advocacy because:

  • We strive to protect individuals from corporations and other parties who might attempt to take advantage of them.
  • We prioritize our clients, who deserve top-notch legal counsel and the best possible resolution to their legal issues.
  • We treat every client with the respect and compassion they deserve. You will never feel like just another case number. We take pride in serving you and your needs. 
  • We will not hesitate to pursue formal workers’ compensation hearings or litigation in our pursuit of the compensation and benefits you need to move forward with your life.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

If you’ve suffered an occupational injury or illness, turn to the experienced legal team at Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman for help securing the financial relief and benefits you need for your recovery. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how an Amazon worker injury attorney can assist you with pursuing your legal rights.