Contractors and do-it-yourselfers love Home Depot because they can find everything they need to complete their projects in one place. There are also truck rental services to transport the goods you purchase. There is plenty of open space and tall shelves that hold merchandise and equipment. It is not uncommon to see saws and hammers on high shelves. A trip to Home Depot can lead to accidents and injuries if an employee is negligent. Contact a Home Depot accident lawyer from Kwartler Manus, LLC, if that happens to you.
Home Depot Hazards
There are many dangerous circumstances present throughout Home Depot warehouse stores. The company uses a high stacking method to get more products and equipment on the sales floor. Products are not always adequately secured during high stacking practices, which leads to falling merchandise. Most Home Depot injury accidents are preventable and result from an employee’s negligent actions. Examples of Home Depot accidents include:
- Slip and falls due to wet floors, most prevalent in the gardening and plant sections of the store
- Trip and falls when employees leave debris and items sticking out from shelves, also loose wires
- Falling merchandise when it is improperly secured or there is a shelf defect
- Sharp objects causing lacerations such as blades, broken shelves, etc
- Equipment and inventory left unattended cause an obstruction and hazard
- Chemical spills like paint and cleaning fluids
- Employee error when using machinery
- Forklift accidents when an employee mishandles the machine
- Shopping cart accidents when they are broken or unsecured
- Vehicle accidents when an employee is operating the vehicle to transport goods
While many other ways invitees can sustain injuries on the premises exist, these are examples of employee negligence. Home Depot is responsible for training all its employees on safety, cleaning, and operational practices to avoid incidents. Employees must wipe up spills, secure stock, put warning signs, and close off the aisle while restocking or cleaning. Each employee takes part in keeping the premises safe, and when they are negligent, Home Depot must pay.
When employees neglect their duties it leads to severe injuries for the general public. The Home Depot owes every customer that enters the store a duty for safety. The retailer must ensure that all employees meet operational standards and can complete job tasks safely. Customers should not suffer from reckless employees, and some injuries include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal trauma
- Crush injuries
- Loss of limb
- Soft tissue damage
- Broken bones
This is not an exhaustive list of Home Depot injuries, and there are other injuries you can suffer when visiting a Home Depot. Employees aware of their duties and acting recklessly should not be on the premises. They must take their job seriously because there are hazards everywhere.
A severe injury leads to extensive medical treatment and financial losses. You will need to recover compensation for short- and long-term medical costs. Severe Injuries can lead to lifelong care, and you will be unable to return to work indefinitely. Even with health insurance, you will need financial compensation to cover your losses. You were not the negligent party and, therefore, should not be the one left to pay for all of the negligence of a big box retailer like Home Depot. You can recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Future medical care and expenses
- Home and vehicle modifications
Home Depot’s insurance company is Sedgwick, and we know how the adjusters will work to minimize financial compensation for injury victims. They will often reach out to injury victims before they have the chance to speak with a lawyer.
Call Kwartler Manus, LLC
Our Home Depot injury lawyer can help you get the financial justice you need to recover from this traumatizing incident. Kwartler Manus, LLC is here to help Home Depot accident victims get the medical attention they need and ensure Home Depot does not get away with the negligent actions of its employees. They have a responsibility to train and monitor employee actions. They cannot blame these individuals and must take responsibility for their negligence. You must obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Enlist the help of a Home Depot injury attorney from Kwartler Manus, LLC today by calling (267) 457-5570.