Amazon is one of the most profitable companies in the world, posting profits around 10 billion dollars in the last calendar year. However, when profits are that high, working conditions aren’t always that great for the average employee. Employees oftentimes have to meet unreasonable quotas, work in unsafe conditions or are bullied out of filing for injury compensation with the threat of losing their job, and that’s simply not right.
Recently, Amazon workers in Minnesota decided to strike during Prime Day in protest of working conditions, insufficient breaks, unsafe working conditions and other issues they felt were unreasonable. Striking may make the news, but it doesn’t always have the full intended effect on these massive corporations. If you feel you’ve been slighted or cheated, you’ll find more success by talking to a lawyer. Here’s how we can help.
Injury Lawyer For Amazon Workers
Amazon employees are some of the hardest working employees in Minnesota simply because of all they are asked to do. They are constantly filling orders, moving and lifting heavy boxes and navigating fulfillment centers where pallets and forklifts present danger at every corner. There also tends to be a code of silence when it comes to work injuries. Oftentimes employees feel like they cannot report a work injury because they could face repercussions, or they are simply told to work through the pain because they have a job to do. Many workers don’t know where to turn following an injury at a large warehouse or distribution center, but we can help.
At Hey Workers, we’ve helped employees in similar situations get the compensation they deserve. For starters, it is absolutely illegal for an employer to punish their employees for filing for workers compensation. This means they can’t fire you, cut your pay or reduce your hours because you filed an injury claim. If you have reason to believe that you are being targeted because you filed an injury claim, you need to talk to a lawyer because you could be eligible for additional compensation on top of your injury award.
It’s also important to talk to a lawyer because you’ll know that you are getting advice that aligns with your interest. Your boss, your employer or their insurance company may not have your best interests at heart, so they may try to shift the blame or provide false statements in order to protect their interests. Don’t try to collect your compensation on your own because proving your case will be hard, especially against the legal team that very profitable companies will be backing themselves with. Let a professional take on their team of lawyers and prove that you are in the right and that you deserve every penny that’s coming your way.
Finally, we also want to touch on our pay structure. Many large companies like Amazon hire workers who may not speak English as their first language or may not have the highest education or income levels. It’s great that they provide earnings opportunities for a wide variety of people, but they also know that these people are the least likely to pursue legal help in the event of an injury. They need the money to keep coming in, and they believe they can’t afford a lawyer, so they just work through the pain.
We work by only taking a portion of your injury settlement. We don’t charge by the hour or require you to pay us thousands up front. We only take a small percentage of your award winnings, meaning we only get paid when you get paid. Hiring an injury lawyer isn’t just affordable, it often pays for itself many times over because we can get you much more than you would have got on your own. To learn more about how we can help you if you are an Amazon worker or work for a different company in a similar role, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Hey Workers today.