The Fall River Amazon warehouse has an injury rate 3x greater than the industry average.
If you were injured while on the job at Amazon, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, such as lost income, medical expenses and potentially a lump sum settlement. There is no fee unless we win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll-free number 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form.
Have You Sustained Injuries While Working At Amazon?
You May Have a Claim.
Does Amazon have a History of Workers’ Compensation Claims?
With over 750,000 employees worldwide, Amazon has grown exponentially from a small online book store to the leading e-commerce platform. However, many workers have experienced the demanding work environments and harsh quotas they must keep up with. Warehouse workers for Amazon have seen the brunt of these dangers.
In a report by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health in April 2018, Amazon is listed as one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. The report states that due to the sheer volume of orders, Amazon places delivery and fulfillment priorities over the health and well-being of its employees. In these rushed efforts, someone is bound to become injured on the job.
Even the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Amazon for exposing employees to hazardous work conditions. Some of these hazards included lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), dangerous noise levels and amputation hazards. Prior to OSHA’s involvement, some employees suffered 10-hour work shifts without a break and mandatory overtime shifts. Additionally, on hot days, the warehouse areas overheated and caused employees to be taken to the emergency room.
What are the High-Risk Job Tasks at Amazon?
- Unpacking items when they arrive
- Using a ladder to retrieve stock
- Order sorting
- Conveyor belt processing
- Packaging orders
- Lifting heavy items
- Forklift and pallet jack operations
What Type of Environment is Fostered at Amazon?
As demands are so heavy to keep deliveries on time, Amazon would want only the fastest workers to best meet fulfillment. As many have attested to, employees are often pitted against each other to see who does the most work. If you are in desperate need of this job, you may feel compelled to push yourself to unhealthy limits to meet these goals. This will inevitably lead to injuries on the job.
Contact an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer!
If you or a loved one were injured while at work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and, in some cases, a lump sum settlement of your claim. We work with experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, who are ready to talk to you about your potential case. Call us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
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