High Risk of Injury for Warehouse Workers
Our firm specializes in handling worker’s compensation claims for people who have been hurt on the job anywhere in the state of Georgia. We have represented people in all different industries with every job imaginable. However, we see a disproportionate amount of accidents that take place when people work in warehouses. Statistically, we have found that five out of every 100 warehouse workers in the United States can expect to suffer an injury. This is almost two times the average nationally for any industry.
15% of all accidental deaths take place when people work in a warehouse, and 25% of all injuries nationwide occurred to warehouse workers. You’re eight times more likely to suffer a back injury if you work in a warehouse than in another environment.
Warehouse injuries can come about in a number of ways. One of the most common ways, of course, is a slip and fall. We also see a lot of forklift collisions, injuries involving falling objects, repetitive use injuries, injuries from heavy lifting, crush injuries, and injuries using heavy equipment. Every year, 100,000 people are killed in the United States as a result of forklift injuries and 95,000 are injured. Who is most likely to suffer a warehouse injury? Statistics have shown that it’s young people or workers of any age who have been brought in; they’re brand new and they have not been properly trained. We also see injuries take place because of a lack of proper safety precautions, lack of safety training, or understaffing.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, particularly in a warehouse, you need help and you need help as early as possible. Our job is to get you to the right doctor who specializes in the injuries that you have received. Doctors that treat backs don’t treat knees. Doctors that treat hands don’t treat lower extremities. We know who the proper doctors are to send you to, and what we want to do is see you get top-quality treatment so you can get the fastest recovery possible from your injuries and return to normal life and be able to support your family.
If you’ve been injured on the job, and particularly if you’ve been hurt in any kind of warehouse environment, please give us a call.
We’d be happy to help you today.