Since the industrial revolution, workers in factories and warehouses face some of the most hazardous work environments. These workers may hold jobs titled as forklift operators, general laborers, shipping/receiving workers, shipping specialists, loaders, merchandise pickup/receive, receivers, warehouse workers, machine operators, etc. These individuals are subject to some of the most severe work injuries every second of their workday. Typically, warehouse workers work at a fast rate of speed, performing repetitive job duties. Speed and repetition are known ingredients for workplace injuries. Moreover, these workers are typically dependent on equipment to get their work accomplished. Equipment tends to break down necessitating workers to place their hands, fingers, heads, and other body parts in areas of machines that are at high risk for injury.
Types of Injuries Factory / Warehouse Workers may face:
It does not need much explanation that factories and warehouses are dangerous places to work. We have represented workers who have been exposed to risks including:
Common injuries that can occur in factories and warehouses as a result of these and other such causes may include:
The consequences of these injuries can be devastating to a factory worker. Not only will he or she need medical care, but the injury may prevent the worker from ever being able to return to work and earn a living.
What To Do After A Work Injury in a Factory of Warehouse:
Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers are here for you
We will fight to get you the workers’ compensation benefits you need to make the best recovery possible from your work injuries. For over 100 years, our practice has assisted injured workers in the Greater Philadelphia region to successfully obtain their benefits. Call us for a free consultation.