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Factory and Warehouse Work Injuries

Philadelphia Workers Compensation Lawyers

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:

  • Overexertion
  • Slip and Falls
  • Repetitive motion
  • Body movement injuries
  • Transportation incidents
  • Exposure to harmful substances in the environment
  • Contact with heavy objects and mechanical equipment
  • Fires and explosions
  • Lifting and Carrying incidents
  • Equipment jams
  • Failure to use equipment properly
  • Understaffing

Common injuries that can occur in factories and warehouses as a result of these and other such  causes may include:

  • Amputation
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Herniated disks
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Illnesses due to toxic exposure
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting from falls or machinery malfunctions
  • Skin disorders
  • Respiratory issues&lt
  • Poisonings&lt
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Head injuries/concussions

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:

  • Report your injury or work-related illness to your employer or supervisor immediately. Tell them you were hurt on the job as well as the date and location of the injury.
  • Seek medical attention. You may need to see your employer’s doctor, which depends on if your employer maintains a panel physician list. Ask if your employer has such a list and, if they do, ask that it is provided to you immediately. If they do not have a list, you are free to treat with whichever doctor you choose.
  • Know your rights. Contact the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers, at Pearson Koutcher Law and speak with a lawyer with expertise in workplace injury law. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and will help you fully understand your rights as an injured employee and assist you in seeking the full Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve under the law.

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.