Warehouse workers can go years without suffering an on-the-job injury. After sustaining an injury, however, you may be wondering how you will move forward. What your financial situation will look like? How will the setback affect your daily life?
Did one of these events cause your injuries?
Some of the most common warehouse accidents that take place in New York and across the country include:
- Falling objects: Too often, employees stack products too high or precariously rather than on a safe and sturdy level. Objects can easily fall from high or unsteady stacking methods, and workers could suffer.
- Ergonomic injuries: Warehouse work involves a great deal of moving, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, walking and more. You may have suffered an ergonomic injury due to having to work numerous hours and push your body too hard to meet workplace demands.
- Forklift accidents: Using machinery in a warehouse is common, but if a forklift operator becomes too complacent, a serious accident could occur.
- Pallet rack collapse: Much like stacking products too high, pallet racks can also collapse and cause serious injuries if stacked or stowed improperly.
- Slip, trip or fall: Though the aisles in warehouses should always be clear for safety purposes, there are times when products, equipment and other objects can accumulate in aisles and walkways. These hazards could easily result in a worker tripping, slipping or falling and suffering serious injury.
Even if one of the incidents listed here did not cause your work-related injury, you may still have reason to seek workers’ compensation. If the accident that resulted in your injuries occurred while you were on the job and while you were performing work-related duties, filing a workers’ comp claim may be well within your rights.
If you have questions about what to do after a workplace injury, get accurate information from an experienced workers’ comp lawyer.