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Facts about Amazon and workplace accidents

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2022 | Blog, Workers' Compensation |

Workplace accidents are a common occurrence in Minnesota, and they can happen anywhere. In fact, even the biggest and most well-known companies in the world are not immune to them. Amazon is a perfect example of this. This company’s workers have been filing filed workers’ compensation claims for a variety of different accidents in recent years.

What kind of accidents have Amazon’s workers been experiencing?

One of the most common claims that Amazon’s workers have been making is for carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition that can be caused by repetitive motions of the hands and wrists, and it can lead to pain, numbness and weakness in the affected area. Amazon’s workers who do a lot of typing or other similar tasks are at risk for this condition.

Amazon’s workers have also been making back injury claims. These injuries are usually the result of lifting heavy objects or performing other tasks that require a lot of physical exertion. Other common workers’ compensation claims that Amazon’s workers have been making include claims for respiratory problems, stress-related injuries and hearing loss.

Steps to take if you’re injured at work

If you’re injured at work, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. This is especially important if your injury is serious. Once a doctor sees you, you should then notify your employer about the accident and your injuries. Your employer will likely have workers’ compensation coverage, and they will need to file a claim with their insurance company.

You will also need to fill out a workers’ compensation claim form. This form is usually available from your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance company. Once you’ve filled out the form, you should submit it to your employer as soon as possible.

As you can see, workers’ compensation claims can stem from a variety of different accidents. This is why it’s important for all employees to be aware of the risks that are present in their workplace. If you’re ever injured at work, make sure to follow the steps outlined above so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

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