Grocery Store Cart in an AisleWorking in a grocery store may not seem like a particularly perilous occupation, but the truth is that employees at Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods, and other supermarkets routinely face dangers on the job. Some of the most common hazards and injuries for grocery store workers include:

  • Slips and falls – whether caused by wet floors, spills, or unexpected objects in walkways, slip and fall incidents can result in head, neck, back, and other injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries – from scanning items at checkout to stocking shelves, grocery store workers are often required to do the same movements over and over again, putting them at risk for issues like carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Falling objects – if stacked unsafely, items stacked above eye level can come tumbling down, resulting in head or other injuries
  • Lifting injuries – a regular part of the job for many grocery store employees, repetitive or heavy lifting can lead to back, knee, shoulder, and other injuries
  • Cuts and burns – grocery store employees work with tools, equipment, and chemicals that can cause serious injury
  • Occupational disease – working with the public can expose employees to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19
  • Standing – working in a standing position for prolonged periods can cause foot pain, leg swelling, muscle fatigue, back pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, and other painful health problems
  • Vehicle accidents – workers whose job duties include driving can be involved in serious crashes that result in wide-ranging injuries
  • Violence – whether from customers, vendors, co-workers, or mass shooters, workplace violence is a common concern and occurrence for grocery store employees

Are you a Georgia grocery store worker who was injured on the job? You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits such as medical treatment and income benefits. The exceptional workers' comp attorneys with Rechtman & Spevak can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. Find out what we can do for you and your case.

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