Federal Express, or FedEx as it is known to almost everyone, employs a lot of people. Over 540,000 people work for FedEx. Many thousands of those work right here in Illinois.

The shipping company is known for its air delivery service, FedEx Express, which gets packages to their destination overnight. FedEx also has FedEx Ground (think delivery trucks), FedEx Office (originally Kinko’s), and other services. Its main competitor is UPS.

There are a variety of positions at FedEx that are critical to its daily operations. Pilots fly cargo planes across the country and delivery drivers drop off packages at the homes and offices in every US city and town. Mechanics and maintenance technicians ensure that the fleet of airplanes and trucks are in working order. There are store managers and clerks at the FedEx Office locations that help customers with printing, copying, packing and shipping tasks. Freight handlers sort packages and load planes and vehicles.

Due to the sheer number of FedEx employees, as well as the number of very active and movement-based jobs at the company, we frequently get contacted by FedEx workers who have been hurt at work. We see a wide variety of injuries, some of which are caused by:

  1. Repetitive motion, performing the same movements over and over, day after day, week after week. Carpal tunnel and epicondylitis are common as well as shoulder and back injuries from overuse.
  2. Vehicle accidents. Drivers are on the roads for several hours every day. Collisions with their trucks happen. In addition, drivers cross the road to make deliveries and unfortunately have been hit by cyclists, by people on scooters, and of course by cars or trucks.
  3. Lifting heavy packages. Lifting is part of the job for many FedEx employees. Back, neck, shoulder, and leg injuries are common. Drivers also get in and out of a high driver’s seat many times a day, leading to injuries.
  4. Warehouse accidents. Many FedEx employees are around machinery, both moving and stationary, such as forklifts and conveyor belts. Whether it is a user error or a malfunctioning machine, we have seen broken bones and major injuries result. We probably get 20 calls a year from just employees who have had their feet/leg run over by a forklift.

This is not a complete list, of course. But if you are a FedEx employee who has been injured on the job, we can help you. We have a state wide network of reputable attorneys that have successfully brought many workers compensation claims against FedEx.

FedEx is a huge company with a lot of resources, but the right attorney can help make sure that you receive the workers compensation benefits that you deserve. We aren’t afraid of “taking on” FedEx, and you don’t have to pay anything upfront.

If you would like a free consultation with an attorney who has had success against Federal Express, contact us any time at 312-346-5578. We help everywhere in Illinois.