Working in a factory is a very physical job, and involves a lot of equipment, vehicles, and machinery. These elements add up to a dangerous workplace. In this article, we are focusing on work injuries that occur in a factory setting. We will take a look at the most common factory injuries and offer some guidelines for what to do after an injury.
Repetitive Stress Work Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries occur as the result of repeat motions over time. If you use a screwdriver every day for twenty years, your wrist or forearm may start to hurt. These types of injuries aren’t the result of a single accident, but can still be covered under Minnesota worker’s compensation.
Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals & Substances
Depending on the type of factory, workers may also be exposed to various chemicals or other substances like asbestos. Exposure to these substances can cause serious respiratory issues that should be covered by work comp.
Equipment & Vehicle Injuries
Many factory workers are required to drive vehicles (forklifts, vans, trucks, etc.) on a daily basis. These vehicles can pose significant danger – especially for employees who are not properly trained – and can result in a wide variety of injuries. Operating heavy machinery is also a daily task for most factory workers that can lead to injury.
What to Do After a Minnesota Work Injury
Hey Workers is an accident injury service just for Minnesotans. When you sustain an injury at work or on the road, make 844-Hey-Workers your first call. Our team will connect you with doctors and lawyers near you who can assist you with all aspects of your injury. Recovering from a work injury is tough. You should be able to focus on what matters most – recovering your health. Let us handle the rest. It costs you nothing to pick up the phone and dial 844-Hey-Workers after your work injury for a free and confidential consultation.