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With about one-third of American workers employed in the retail sector, there is a great need to make sure these environments aren’t just safe for customers, but workers, too.

While many shops, grocers, convenience stores, and other retailers aim to cut back on workplace injuries, some are better at it than others. As a New York City workers’ compensation law firm, Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP knows this well. For more than 90 years, injured retail workers in New York have been turning to us for help getting the benefits they need and deserve.

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are injured while working retail. The city is full of neighborhood stores as well as shopping destinations like Fulton Street, St. Mark’s Place, Bleecker Street, Union Square, Fifth Avenue, and Delancey Street. Injuries can befall anyone in the industry: sales associates, managers, supervisors, stock clerks, security and more.

If you were hurt working retail, you can get workers’ comp

When people are injured at work, they can apply for workers’ compensation. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a full-time, part-time, seasonal or temporary worker, a longtime employee or a new hire; you’re eligible for workers’ comp if you’re hurt on the job, period, from the first day of work.

Workers’ compensation is for every employee, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to get. Too often, the insurance companies are actively looking for a reason to reject or reduce your award.

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP works hard to get injured New York workers the money they need to pay for medical treatment and cover household bills while they heal. Our workers’ comp lawyers know how the system works and how to best position you to get the most money for your injuries.

Hidden risks of working retail

To many customers, retail may look like a “safe” job. Shoppers from Woodbury Common to Wall Street enjoy the nicely laid out aisles and window displays but don’t see all the effort that goes into it. Some of the riskier situations retail workers face include:

  • Stocking shelves
  • Slip, trip, and falls on spills, fallen merchandise or loose wiring
  • Using box crushers and balers
  • Being struck by falling objects

When stores and boutiques are understaffed, workers are at increased risk due to the increased workload. Retail workers also face a heightened risk of injury due to violence, robberies, and homicides, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says.

Common retail injuries

Many injuries that retail workers sustain are musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs. This type of injury includes things like sprains, strains, back pain, soreness, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Other types of injuries retail workers may suffer include:

  • Arm bone fractures – ulna, radius, and wrist
  • Concussions
  • Paralysis
  • Hernia
  • Hand, elbow, back and/or shoulder pain
  • Cuts and lacerations

New York workers’ comp lawyers who will fight for you

Serious accidents happen at retail shops and boutiques every day, and retail workers have legal rights. However, without the right representation, it can be difficult to protect those rights.

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP is a law firm that helps injured retail workers throughout New York. Call our firm at (866) 829-0175 for a free case review. At no cost and no obligation to you, one of our knowledgeable New York workers’ compensation lawyers will listen to the details of your situation and help you understand your legal options. We are ready to hear from you now.