While warehouse workers are trained for their jobs and often wear protective equipment and are careful to do their jobs accurately, all it takes is for one item to fall from overhead for a worker to be injured. In warehouse environments, materials typically get stacked up high, and, unfortunately, these items are sometimes insecurely stacked.
Because factory work can be repetitive, sometimes boredom, complacency, or a moment of inattention can cause a worker to place items overhead inappropriately. When boxes and materials are stacked high and put on an overhead shelf improperly, any worker who walks by or is working beneath the area can be injured from falling materials. When items come crashing down from above, warehouse workers can suffer serious injuries, such as:
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Crush injuries
When a warehouse accident occurs—no matter how it happens—injured employees need medical treatment and time off of work to recover. However, many workers cannot afford to take time off of work or get the medical treatment they need. This is why warehouses and factories have workers’ compensation insurance. However, many injured workers don’t know about their rights and aren’t aware that they are entitled to receive such benefits.
It may surprise you to learn that if you are injured in a warehouse accident in Florida, you are most likely entitled to medical and wage benefits. In order to make sure you are properly compensated, you should talk with a skilled workers’ comp attorney in South Florida who knows the laws and can explain to you your rights under the law.
The Law Office of David Benenfeld represents injured warehouse workers and factory workers in South Florida who have suffered on the job injuries, and we can help you too. Call us today for a free consultation and find out about your rights to the benefits you deserve. Dial [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].