Industrial and Manufacturing Injuries
As anyone who works in a factory knows, manufacturing jobs are extremely physically demanding. Heavy equipment, noisy machines, dangerous tools and elevated platforms make an industrial setting one of the most treacherous places to work. When you combine these occupational risks with improperly trained employees, a lack of safety management systems, and a poor chain of communication, its not surprising that manufacturing injuries are on the rise.
At the Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates, we represent manufacturing workers who suffer injuries on the job in plants, warehouses, factories, mills, and other industrial settings. Often, employees suffer manufacturing accidents due to dangerous work environments or employers who neglect safety regulations. When this is the case, workers are eligible to file for benefits to cover their medical bills and income lost during recovery. The following are just a few of the types of manufacturing workers we help:
Chemical plant operators
Quality control analysts
Shipping and receiving managers
Common Manufacturing Injuries
Manufacturing jobs are incredibly taxing on the physical body, putting workers at risk for many different job-related accidents. Some of the most common manufacturing injuries and illnesses include:
Musculoskeletal disorders, due to the extensive physical stamina required for job-related tasks, including lifting, bending, twisting, and carrying.
Repetitive motion injuries, resulting from manufacturing workers having to perform the same movements over and over again.
Amputation, due to a worker becoming caught in dangerous equipment or having a limb crushed by heavy machinery.
Spinal cord injuries, resulting from a fall from heights or transportation accidents, including those on forklifts.
Respiratory problems and poisoning after coming in contact with hazardous chemicals and gases.
Manufacturing workers are also at risk for vision and hearing loss, burn injuries, broken bones, skin disorders, and head injuries.
Challenges Following a Manufacturing Accident
After an accident, a manufacturing worker is often faced with both immediate and long-lasting challenges. Of utmost importance is receiving medical attention for any life-threatening injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, the worker may have a long road to recovery ahead, including prescription medication, operations, and rehabilitation. Without help, these medical expenses can be debilitating and add further stress to an already tough situation. In times like these, an experienced San Diego workers’ compensation attorney can bring immense relief.
Contact Gerald D. Brody & Associates for Your Manufacturing Injury
Manufacturing jobs are inherently risky – heavy machinery, working at heights, and exposure to harmful substances make it one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Though manufacturing accidents will always happen, it’s the job of employers to do their part to keep workers safe and mitigate risk wherever possible. If there is evidence that suggests your employer neglected to promote a safe working environment, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation to cover all medical bills related to your injury, lost income while you’re unable to work, and additional compensation for any permanent disability.
At the Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates, we fight hard on behalf of injured manufacturing workers every day. If you have been hurt in an industrial accident, don’t hesitate to file for the benefits you deserve. The road to justice for injured workers can be a complicated one, but we’ll stand with you every step of the way.
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.