Injuries in Warehouse and Storage Facilities
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the years between 2006 and 2009 averaged nearly 20 fatalities of employees working in warehouses or storage facilities. There are thousands of injuries in this field every year, with about 6 – 8% of workers suffering some documented harm. There are some inherent risks in warehouse and storage work, and it is important that if you are injured while working such a job that you get the workers’ compensation assistance that you need.
If you were injured while working in a warehouse or storage facility, it may be of benefit to you to have an experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer fighting for a just and speedy resolution of your claim. Contact Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311 today to speak with one of our understanding and experienced attorneys.
Types of Warehouse Injuries
There are several serious injuries that could occur at a warehouse, due to the amount and type of materials stored, working with heavy machinery, lifting, or working on catwalks or other elevated parts of a storage facility. Causes and injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries from repeated motions
- Injuries due to heavy lifting
- Injuries involving forklifts, trucks, or other heavy machinery
- Chemical or temperature burns
- Smoke or chemical inhalation
Such an injury can cause more than just physical difficulties for you. It may interrupt your ability to work and cause distress for you and your family. The more quickly you can be cared for and resolve any injuries, the less stress you are likely to incur.
The Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, understand the importance of getting you back on your feet. Contact us today by calling 919-851-3311 to discuss your legal options.