Factory/warehouse workers need workers’ compensation too
Factory and warehouse jobs are an essential part of northern New Jersey’s workforce. But with so many manufacturing jobs there is the higher risk of injury than a job in an office, especially for temporary workers. The kind of injuries you sustain can be more life-threatening. But there are a few that may not seem like an injury but are entitled to the same workers’ compensation as any other injury.
Some of the more common of types of workplace injuries that warehouse and factor workers face include:
- Back injuries from lifting heavy items
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis which can limit mobility and cause muscle and joint pain
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Exposure to harmful substances, which can cause illness or chemical burns
- Broken bones from slip, trip and fall accidents or being hit by falling objects
Many of these injuries are caused by repetitive actions, tasks that could cause a lot stress to your muscles and tendons. Since it’s not as straightforward of an injury as breaking a bone, these types of injuries may be hard for you to claim workers’ compensation on your own.
In addition, if you are only working temporarily at a warehouse or factory, the employer may say you’re an independent contractor and therefore aren’t entitled to the company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Don’t listen to him. Just because you are a temporary worker doesn’t mean you can’t file for workers’ compensation from the company. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney fighting for your rights.
Jersey City attorney Anthony Carbone knows exactly how to win your case and get you the compensation that you deserve. He has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases and will aggressively fight for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.