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What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Factory Accident?

Factory workers are often injured because of extreme work conditions, including large machines with moving parts. All work-related injuries should be reported to your supervisor immediately. If you are not offered coverage, it is important to contact a Workers’ Compensation lawyer who will help you with your claim. The following are the most common factory injuries:

  • Overexertion: Factory workers often overestimate how much work they can do on their own. You could cause a range of injuries if you overexert yourself routinely. You may file a complaint against your employer if they forced you to overexert yourself or if your employer did not provide you with enough support on the job.
  • Pulled muscles: Pulled muscles are common and should be taken seriously. A pulled muscle will get worse over time, and you may not be able to do your job. Report the injury to your boss immediately.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries are caused by poor lifting technique and consistent back strain. Again, you may not have been provided with the support or tools you needed. Either way, you should be given coverage for your injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Slips and falls should be taken seriously. You may be more injured than you realize.
  • Struck-by an object: If your employer has not safely stored or secured items around the factory, you could be struck by those objects at any time.
  • Repetitive motion injuries: You will use the same muscles, tendons, and joints throughout the day. The pain you feel due to repetitive motion injuries will make it harder for you to do your job.
  • Cuts and lacerations: You may feel cuts and scrapes are not serious, but they should be reported because any open wound can become infected or make your job impossible.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals: You may have been exposed to toxic chemicals for years without your knowledge. Contact a lawyer if you believe your underlying health conditions are caused by exposure at work.
  • Burn injuries: You should not treat burns on your own. You must report the injury and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Machine-related injuries: Loud machines in the building can cause hearing loss, or you may be injured by the machine itself, such as being crushed or struck-by a large machine.

When Should I Report My Injuries?

In the state of Pennsylvania, you must report your injury to a supervisor within 21 days of injury to receive retroactive benefits. After 21 days, you receive benefits starting on the day you reported the injury. After 120 days from your accident, you may not receive any benefits at all if you fail to report your injury to your employer. If you fear retaliation or your employer is not taking your injury seriously, contact a lawyer who will handle your case properly.

Philadelphia Work Injury Lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP Help Factory Workers Injured on the Job

Our Philadelphia work injury lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP review our clients’ cases with expertise. If you are injured at work, we can help you obtain the highest level of compensation possible. Contact us online or call us at 267-589-0090 for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, we serve injured workers throughout Pennsylvania.

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

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Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.

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