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Kroger Workers’ Compensation Claims Attorney

Work Injuries to Kroger Workers

While all Texas industries feature nonsubscribers, it may come as a shock that the largest concentration is found within wholesalers and retailers.   Kroger stands out as an employer who does not subscribe to workers’ compensation; thus making them one of the few major nonsubscribers in Texas – meaning their personal injury case differs substantially from traditional workers’ comp cases. Kroger does not subscribe to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act insurance program and, instead, have their own ERISA-governed program for workers’ comp. As a nonsubscriber to worker’s comp and their own program under ERISA, Kroger can be sued by employees injured on the job – under state law they cannot claim you were at fault or had assumed risk! Husain Law + Associates Accident Attorneys, P.C. understands the complexities involved in handling nonsubscriber claims successfully. Our skilled legal team has managed to successfully defend claims against some of the largest nonsubscriber companies like Kroger, H-E-B, Lowes Home Depot and Walmart and has an in-depth knowledge of non-subscriber laws to effectively advocate on your behalf and seek justice on your behalf.

How Can I Determine If I Am Engaged in a Non-Subscriber Claim? 

According to the Texas Department of Insurance, 44% of Texas employers do not subscribe to the state’s workers’ compensation policy.   This means that workers employed at major companies such as Kroger are potentially exposed to non-subscriber claims that present unique challenges and opportunities. Major nonsubscriber employers cite several reasons for forgoing workers’ comp coverage: Workers’ Comp Insurance Premiums Were Too High. For many large employers, workers’ comp insurance is becoming too costly for them to afford and therefore opting out may save on premiums and better allocate resources within their managed plans. Kroger felt they could do a better job: They felt they could do a better job than the Texas workers’ compensation system at assuring injured employees received appropriate medical and wage loss benefits for any injuries suffered on the job; some argue this by offering more direct care through internal programs rather than depending on state systems that can often take too long to respond or respond ineffectively. Employers in Texas do not need workers’ compensation insurance by law. This gives employers like Kroger freedom to create their own systems for compensation. Medical costs associated with workers’ compensation were too high: Companies often find the costs associated with workers’ compensation too prohibitive and opt for alternative solutions they consider more cost-effective. Texas Law offers protections to employers that provide workers’ compensation insurance to employees injured on the job; non-subscribers do not benefit from such legal protections. If an injured employee files suit and successfully proves the employer was negligent in causing their injuries, the employer could face high damage awards such as punitive and pain and suffering damages & possibly paying defense related legal expenses such as attorney fees. Non-subscribers also lose certain common law defenses, including: The injured employee caused his/her own injury  Fellow employees’ negligence led to their injuries The injured employee knew of the danger and voluntarily accepted it

State Worker Compensation Laws

Each state offers its own workers’ compensation system designed to safeguard injured employees, with Texas being one of only two that doesn’t mandate companies subscribe to state-regulated workers’ comp insurance; but just because employers choose not to subscribe doesn’t mean employees lose their legal protections under Texas’ workers’ comp laws. Many Houston work injury attorneys do not fully grasp the differences between traditional workers’ comp and nonsubscriber claims. If you would like to find out whether or not these state laws could benefit your claim, contact a reputable Texas law firm like Husain Law + Associates Accident Attorneys P.C.

Did You Suffer an Injury While Working at Kroger?

Established in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1883, Kroger is an iconic grocery store company and second-largest private employer in America. Employing nearly 300000 Americans today across several roles such as cart attendants, cashiers, forklift operators, machine operators, maintenance staff and warehouse workforce staffers.  Work duties may expose Kroger employees to workplace accidents that lead to serious injuries, including: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries: These can occur due to falls, being struck by objects or other forms of impact; 
  • Back sprains: Most often seen when jobs require heavy lifting or repetitive motion.
  • Fractured Legs and Ankles: can result from slips, trips, falls or accidents involving heavy equipment.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: are common in environments with spills, wet floors or uneven surfaces present.

Types of Compensation You Can Expect 

As part of your Kroger claim in Texas, it is recommended to prioritize personal health first before following the rules set by Kroger for filing with its insurance provider. An experienced work injury attorney should then assist in filing your claim successfully with its insurer.  To increase the potential payout from a Kroger claim in Texas, prioritizing personal health over filing the insurance company claim can increase payout significantly. Claim against Kroger could bring financial relief for all accident-related medical expenses and lost wage compensation while temporarily or permanently out of work.

Why You Should Contact Husain Law + Associates Accident Attorneys, P.C. for Help 

It can be daunting trying to locate help when experiencing serious workplace injuries without TX worker’s compensation coverage. At Husain Law + Associates Accident Attorneys, P.C. we specialize in representing workers against non-subscriber employers and are familiar with the unique challenges these cases present – we are ready and committed to fighting on your behalf for justice! Our legal team understands these cases thoroughly and are passionate advocates. At our firm, we begin each case by conducting an intensive investigation and gathering evidence, consulting experts when necessary, and gathering witness statements.  Our aim is to construct a convincing case that clearly establishes your employer’s negligence as well as the extent of any injuries suffered by our client. We are skilled negotiators and litigators ready to represent your interests in court in order to secure the compensation that is due.

Contact Our Kroger Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Now

At Husain Law + Associates Accident Attorneys, P.C. our legal team includes highly acclaimed attorneys with substantial experience representing our clients’ rights in catastrophic injury claims both nationally and internationally. If a workplace injury has affected you during your employment at Kroger, do not hesitate to reach out – our team is committed to offering unfailing advocacy and assistance during this trying time. Reach out to us online or call (713) 800-1200. Our resources and expertise allow us to manage your case efficiently, while fighting hard for compensation you are due.

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