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Evidence in a Walmart Work Injury Claim in Houston

Walmart is one of the largest private employers in both Houston and the country. With so many employees performing different job functions, inevitably workplace accidents will happen. If you experienced harm because of your job as a Walmart employee, you deserve proper compensation.

However, as such a large company, Walmart has many lawyers who have the resources to fight to deny workers their rightful payments, which is why it is important to work with a strong legal team who knows how to fight aggressively on your behalf. An experienced work accident attorney could investigate your accident and help you gather evidence in a Walmart work injury claim in Houston.

Types of Injuries That Walmart Workers Can Experience

Because Walmart is such a large company that employs so many people, its workers need to perform many different jobs. Inside the store, some people spend their days behind the cash register, while others restock items on store shelves. Some workers drive large commercial Walmart trucks between warehouses and stores, while others move freight around in backrooms and warehouses.

Machinery accidents, heavy lifting, tripping and falling, overuse, equipment accidents, and motor vehicle collisions can all lead to different types of injuries. Some injuries occur in one-time accidents and others develop overtime from overuse or exposure. The most commonly seen physical injuries amongst Walmart workers are the following:

  • Cuts and lacerations, leading to disfiguring scars
  • Sprains, strains, and other joint injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Contusions and bruises
  • Hip injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractured bones
  • Back and neck injuries, varying in severity from minor whiplash, to herniated discs, to spinal cord trauma

In addition to physical injuries, some Walmart workers struggle emotionally with post-traumatic stress, anger, depression, or anxiety. A diligent personal injury lawyer could take the time to learn about all of a worker’s physical and emotional injuries in order to pursue a settlement that fully compensates them.

Investigating a Claim

Because Walmart is a non-subscriber employer, the company does not provide workers with typical workers’ compensation insurance benefits. Instead, the company sets up its own work injury system. If the company denies payment of benefits to an injured worker, the worker has the right to sue them. To succeed in a work injury claim against Walmart, an injured worker needs to prove that their employer was somehow responsible for their injuries.

Unlike with most civil suits in Texas, the injured worker does not need to establish that the defendant was more responsible for the accident than the worker. Walmart cannot defend against a lawsuit by claiming that the worker caused their own injury. The worker needs to only find evidence showing that the employer’s actions somehow led to their accident or injury, even if Walmart’s actions were only a small part of the overall accident.

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris could skillfully and meticulously investigate an accident by combing through police reports, workplace accident reports, medical records, employment records, and training manuals. They could also speak with other workers and industry professionals to learn if the workplace conditions were somehow unreasonably unsafe.

Meet with a Houston Attorney and Gather Evidence in a Walmart Work Injury Lawsuit

If you experienced harm while at work as a Walmart associate, you deserve proper compensation for your physical and emotional losses. A well-versed legal team knows how to stand toe-to-toe with large companies and their insurance companies. They know how to build solid claims by gathering evidence in a Walmart work in injury claim in Houston.

We are not afraid to aggressively fight on your behalf. Meet with us today.

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