Factory workers face a variety of daily risks that can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. These risks can arise in any part of the factory process including manufacturing, packaging, and processing.
There are several common injuries factory workers face on a daily basis including broken bones, burns, illnesses from exposure to toxic chemical, hearing and vision loss, lost limbs, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory problems, skin disorders and neck and back injuries.
Several different types of causes can result in injuries for factory workers. Some of the most common causes include the following:
- Body Movement Workers. Factory workers who are required to bend, crawl, reach, or twist are at risk of sustaining soft issue and muscle injuries.
- Contact with Objects and Equipment. Workers can become seriously injured if crushed between equipment and a stationary object like a wall or the ground.
- Exposure to Harmful Substances. Workers who inhale or come into contact with hazardous chemicals are at risk contracting a respiratory illness.
- Fires and Explosions. The chemicals used in many plants as well as various other risks create a risk of fires or explosions.
- Machinery based Injuries. There are many pieces of heavy equipment used in factories that can seriously harm workers. While workers should be trained on how to properly operate all equipment that the worker might encounter during their job, some workers do not receive such training and as a result, are seriously hurt or killed by this equipment.
- Overexertion. Factory workers who are involve physical labor are at risk of overexerting body parts.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries. Whenever a factory worker must perform the same motion consistently, there is a risk that the worker’s tissues will begin to wear down.
Our Experienced Accident Claims Attorneys Will Fight to Get You All the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Are Entitled to Receive
Our Boston workers’ compensation attorneys are able to secure the following benefits for injured workers and their families when workers sustain injuries for accidents that occur within the scope of the workers employment:
- Section 35- Temporary Partial Disability: these benefits are provided if the work injury has reduced the workers earning capacity by limiting to type of work or amount of work the injured employee can perform. Partial disability workers’ compensation benefits entitle injured workers to 60% of the wages they would have earned from their job if they did not get injured. These benefits are paid weekly for up to 260 weeks. The maximum compensation cannot exceed 75% of the workers temporary total disability pay rate.
- Section 34- Temporary Total Disability Benefits: these benefits are provided if the injury has left the employee physically incapable of working. Temporary Total Disability workers’ compensation benefits entitle the injured worker to 60% of the wages they would have earned from their job if they did not get injured. These benefits are paid weekly and can be paid for up to 156 weeks or 3 years;
- Section 34A-Permanent & Total Disability Benefits: These benefits are provided if the injury has left the worker permanently unable to perform any type of work. Total Disability workers’ compensation benefits entitle injured workers 66.66% of their average weekly wage;
- Section 36-Scarring, Disfigurement and Loss of Function Benefits: These benefits are payable if the injury is permanent. Benefits for scarring are only available for scars on the hands, neck and face. This is a one time lump sum payment and the amount depends on the type of injury;
- Death Benefits for Surviving Spouse: The injured workers husband or wife are entitled to 66.67% of the deceased workers average weekly wage for 250 weeks. They can also qualify for benefits beyond 250 weeks.
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If you or a loved one sustained work injuries in a factory accident, do not hesitate to contact a skilled Boston Work Injury Lawyer. The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are a group of Massachusetts Work Accident Attorneys with over 35 years of legal experience. Our legal counsel has helped individuals who have been injured in a number of work site accidents including ladder fall accidents. Call our Brockton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer today for a free consultation.
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