6 Unforeseen Dangers of Warehouse Work

Warehouse labor is hidden from public view, so the dangers that it can pose to workers is largely unfamiliar except to those who hold these positions. This type of work is usually thought to be quite safe, so long as basic safety practices are followed. However, there are many ways in which you could possibly be injured while working in a warehouse, including:

  1. Repetitive motion injuries
  2. Lifting heavy items repeatedly or incorrectly
  3. Burns due to electrical, fire, or chemical hazards
  4. Chemical or gas exposure
  5. Slip or trip and fall accidents
  6. Being injured by equipment or a vehicle

Tens of thousands of workers are injured in doing this type of work each year, so if you or a loved one has been hurt, know that you are not alone. Frequently, these injuries require medical treatment and at least some time missed at work to allow for recovery or attending medical appointments.

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Warehouse employees who are hurt during the course of performing their occupational duties may be entitled to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. With workers’ compensation benefits, your medical needs will be met and you will likely receive partial compensation for wages lost due to missed work time.

Unfortunately, often people who file their workers’ compensation claims without an attorney end up being denied or having a longer process than those who do. To help your claim, contact Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311 to speak with one of our Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys about your filing or appeal.