Florida Warehouse and Factory Injury Attorney
Manufacturing and factory work is one of the most common occupations in the United States. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, there are 12.3 million factory workers in the U.S., which accounts for nine percent of the country’s workforce. Manufacturing jobs also contribute more than $2 trillion to the U.S. economy each year.
Whether you work in a warehouse or factory, there’s a good chance you are routinely exposed to numerous hazards. Even worse, getting injured likely means you must take time off to heal and recover. If you’re capable of working during this time, you may not be well enough to handle your usual job duties. As a result, many warehouse and factory workers fear they will be fired or demoted if they report a work injury. No one wants to be the weak link in the chain of production.
Our Florida Factory Injury Attorney stand up for workers’ rights, and we have spent our entire careers making sure no factory or warehouse worker is forced to continue working while they’re hurt. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when you’re hurt on the job. We will make sure you get the benefits you deserve.
Common Warehouse and Factory Injuries
Factories and warehouses are filled with plenty of dangers. From a slip and fall on concrete flooring, to a back injury caused by lifting a heavy object, these workers are exposed to hazards every time they report to work.
However, there are certain types of warehouse and factory injuries that occur regularly. Here are several of the warehouse accidents we see in our workers’ compensation practice:
Forklift Accidents. One of the most efficient ways to lift and move heavy materials is with a forklift. These powerful machines are capable of lifting and hauling thousands of pounds high into the air. Workers also use them to retrieve objects and materials from shelving and storage. Forklift injuries can occur when an individual is struck by a forklift, or when the forklift operator drops an object during retrieval or transport.
Transportation Accidents. Many factories and warehouses use heavy duty trucks and other vehicles to move people and equipment. Some factories even use golf carts or other small vehicles to quickly cross large spans on the factory or warehouse floor. As with any type of vehicle, there is always a risk of injury when a driver or operator fails to drive responsibly.
Overexertion Injuries. Ever since Henry Ford first began manufacturing automobiles on his innovative assembly line, factory workers in the United States have been suffering overexertion injuries. These injuries can occur when a worker does the same job repeatedly, or when a worker attempts to lift an object that is too large or too heavy. Overexertion injuries can involve pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying, lowering, or any movement that forces the body to overdo it.
Falling Object Injuries. Most warehouses and factories keep a certain amount of inventory. They also maintain tools and equipment. Workers can be seriously hurt when inventory, tools, or equipment fall from a height, or when equipment malfunctions or breaks, striking a worker.
Slips and Falls. Slips and falls are a leading cause of injury across all industries, but they are especially dangerous in warehouses and factories, where the flooring is usually hard and unforgiving.
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