These are difficult times everywhere. If you’re still working your job, you probably have to take new concerns into account: coronavirus, social distancing, and more. Many jobs that are still ongoing suddenly became that much more difficult and dangerous. One such job is cashier. In the past, some of the concerns with being a cashier involved getting a repetitive motion injury or something similar. Of course, those are still concerns, but there are bigger fears now: COVID-19 itself. We can help you to get worker’s compensation for any time you might be injured while working as a cashier.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
While we may have downplayed those in the previous paragraph in comparison to the virus, they are a serious matter. These can lead to real problems. Think about what the cashier’s job is, day after day: pressing buttons. Lifting groceries, running them through the scanner, and setting them down. Sometimes, depending on the work staff and the location, the cashier then has to pick up the groceries again and put them in the bag. To spell it out, it doesn’t sound like much. But, over the course of years and years, at very high speeds, it can take quite a toll.
By that same token, we don’t mean to imply that the only cashiers working today are at the grocery store. That’s definitely not the case. There are plenty of cashiers still working at restaurants where the food is take out. The same concerns can apply. One day, you’re doing the same job that you’ve done for so long and at such a high level. Then, all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, your fingers hurt. They don’t work as well as they did. Or maybe, they just stop working period, making it difficult (or even impossible) for you to do your job. When that happens, you need to tell your supervisor, and file for workers compensation.
Injured While Working as a Cashier: Getting Sick
That’s everyone’s big fear at this moment: what if I get sick? What if I catch the virus? It’s extremely difficult for cashiers because they’re really on the front line of this thing. So many other jobs allow people to stay home, but cashiers really can’t. They have to go back to work. They have to do all of those groceries no matter what. If you look at the complete shutdown in Northern California, one of the only places still open is a grocery store. That’s because they really are that important. But, it puts cashiers at a very high risk of getting the virus.
If you feel sick, don’t go to work. It may be difficult to do that financially, but you have to. There’s no upside to going to work and getting other people sick. Ultimately, you’re making it that much more difficult on yourself and your recovery. That said, if you do suffer this virus, it’s definitely important that you file a workers compensation claim. You didn’t choose to put yourself in the line of the virus, that was something that happened to you. You were just doing your job.
If You’re Injured While Working as a Cashier or at Any Other Job, We can Help
This pandemic is a fast moving thing. No one really knows what’s going to happen from one day to the next. Many jobs have been halted, while still others remain working. If you work in a job that requires you to go somewhere where you’ll be at risk of the virus or anything else, you owe it to yourself and everyone who cares about you to get as much help as possible financially.
Whether it’s medical rehab, the money to see a doctor, retraining for a new position, or anything else, you deserve to be compensated for. That’s our job. We can make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for everything that you’ve been through and then some. We’re still working, still in business, still helping folks to get as much compensation for their injuries. You can call us at (818) 975-3080 to set up a free consultation where we’ll sit down with you and figure out how we can help.