What Manufacturing Workers Need To Know About Workplace Injuries
Manufacturing and factory jobs are inherently hazardous despite industry safety measures and precautions. Accidents and injuries happen all the time – even deaths. When New Jersey workers in this industry get hurt, they turn to Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. for the legal support they need to recover.
How Dangerous Are Manufacturing Jobs?
There were 385,100 employer-reported injuries among manufacturing workers in 2021. Of these injuries, 137,000 caused workers to miss days of work. The injury rate was 2.5 for every 100 full-time employees in the industry. According to the National Safety Council, the manufacturing industry ranks third highest in nonfatal injuries and illnesses behind government jobs and education and health services jobs.
Common Injuries Among Factory Workers
In 2021, the most common causes of fatal injuries in the manufacturing industry were:
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Transportation accidents
- Exposure to dangerous materials and environment
- Slips, trips and falls
- Violence by people or animals
- Fires and explosions
The injuries these events caused often affected multiple body parts, body systems, workers’ heads and trunks. The injuries were often traumatic, like traumatic brain injuries and open wounds.
Common nonfatal injuries among factory workers include:
- Back injuries from lifting, pushing, pulling, or dragging heavy loads or items
- Neck injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
No matter the type or severity of your injury, the attorneys at Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. will strive to get justice for you and do all they can to support your recovery.
Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. Fights For Injured Manufacturing Workers
Attorney Kenneth M. Kaplan has extensive experience helping manufacturing and factory workers injured on the job recover. If you work in this industry and have been hurt in an accident or developed an occupational illness, contact Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C.. We’ll protect your rights and ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.