A Walgreen’s Worker Punched in the Face: Injured Worker in the News # 14

In New York, in a Walgreens aka Duane Reade Store, a Pharmacy Worker was punched in the face by a shoplifter. It is reported that the shoplifter “approached by a 21-year-old woman store employee who directed him to put the items back, the man allegedly punched the worker in the face, grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground, according to the NYPD.” nypost.com

This article will discuss the various injuries that Pharmacy Worker may have sustained.

Can There Be Physical and Mental Injuries in Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation in California allows for both physical and mental injuries.  In this instance, there may have been injury to her head, her scalp and other musculoskeletal injuries.  The mental injury can be a psychological injury such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Are There Any Unique Injuries In This Matter?

Yes.  The punch to the face could have caused a facial injury.  This could have resulted in a cosmetic disfigurement.  Likewise, there may be a neurological injury.  The Worker may have sustained a concussion.

In sum, this Worker’s injury claim may involve multiple body parts and multiple medical concerns.

What If I Need Advice?

If you would like a free consultation regarding workers’ compensation, please contact the Law Offices of Edward J. Singer, a Professional Law Corporation. We have been helping people in Central and Southern California deal with their workers’ compensation cases for 27 years. Contact us today for more information.

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