Working in a factory presents an employee with a variety of different types of risks and challenges on the job. In the right environment, the supervisor and the leadership team will have done the necessary work to ensure that there are minimal chances of accidents and will provide each employee with the necessary safety gear and maintenance checklists to ensure that accident possibilities are minimized.
Although factory work has gotten much safer in recent decades, these workplaces are also still very common locations for serious on the job accidents and resulting injuries.
Unfortunately, workers in the manufacturing and production industry across California face dangerous and hazardous work environments. This is true whether you are making cars, packaging clothing, packaging food, milling grain or processing meat. Some of the most common types of injuries among factory workers could prompt that employee to file a workers’ compensation claim. These include;
- Repetitive motion injuries from doing the same movement over and over again.
- Injuries from body movements, such as crawling, bending, reaching or twisting.
- Over exertion, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders as a result of the heavy lifting and extensive stamina required in a factory.
- Transportation accidents, including those that occur on forklifts.
- Explosions and fires which are particularly dangerous when there are combustible materials nearby.
- Exposure to harmful environmental substances.
- Contact with equipment and objects, including limb loss and crush injuries.
If you have recently been injured in San Francisco factory accident as a worker, you have rights. Initiating a workers’ compensation claim with a San Francisco workers’ comp attorney may be your best opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.