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Potential Injuries Working at Dollar General in Houston

If you were hurt in a workplace accident at Dollar General, you are probably concerned with the cost of your medical expenses and the impact of lost income. Many states provide workers’ compensation benefits to compensate injured employees for lost wages and medical bills. However, Texas does not require companies to subscribe to its insurance system, meaning large employers like Dollar General elect to be non-subscribers. Injured workers are left to cover the cost of their injury alone, unless they can prove negligence against their employer.

As experienced work injury lawyers, we could help you file a third-party claim against your employer. We offer free and confidential consultations, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

Types of Dollar General Work-Related Accidents

Dollar General is one of the largest retailers in the country for food, household goods, and similar products. Likewise, it is one of the largest employers in the state of Texas. Although retail may not seem like a particularly dangerous industry to work in, accidents happen more often than one would think. Some common types of work-related accidents at Dollar General include:

  • Cars, delivery trucks, and other vehicles driving through the parking lot negligently and recklessly
  • Potholes, curbs, and uneven parking lot surfaces can cause a worker to fall while helping customers to their cars or retrieving carts
  • Slippery floors due to customers tracking in water, snow, and ice, spilled products and produce, or leaking equipment
  • Falling merchandise or forklift accidents
  • Negligent security by failure to maintain security footage or alarm system
  • Accidents with defective products, merchandise, or equipment
  • Injuries from lifting heavy merchandise
  • Confrontations with unruly customer

When companies fail to take precautions to protect and properly train their employees or maintain their store, it can result in serious harm. If you were hurt in a work-related accident at Dollar General, speak with a lawyer about filing a third-party claim for negligence against your employer.

Common Work Injuries for a Dollar General Employees

There are various hazards and work accidents that can occur to Dollar General employees which may be compensable in a claim. Previously work injury clients have pursued compensation for injuries including:

  • Herniations
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Shoulder injuries or rotator cuff tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns through heat, chemicals or electrical sources;
  • Electrical shock injury or electrocution
  • Lung injuries from chemical and dust exposure
  • Eye injuries
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injury, head trauma, or concussions
  • Spinal cord injury or paralysis
  • Death

If a person was injured working at Dollar General and believe their employer or another third party’s negligence was a factor, they should speak with a Houston attorney to discuss how these injuries could translate into compensation.

Consult a Houston Attorney About Potential Injuries at Dollar General

Unfortunately, Dollar General does not always take the necessary steps to prioritize employee safety. As such, workers are unnecessarily exposed to serious injury or death every day. No matter how you were injured as an employee of Dollar General, or what caused the accident, a Houston lawyer can file a third-party claim on your behalf.

Although Dollar General is a non-subscriber, Schechter, Shaffer & Harris could assist you by pursuing the benefits you deserve. We understand that a work injury can be devastating and leave you permanently or temporarily disabled. Proving negligence in a third-party claim requires an analysis of the facts and circumstances of your case. Our dedicated attorneys will review what happened to build a case and estimate damages for the injuries you suffered. Call now for a free, confidential consultation.

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