We count on everyone in the manufacturing industry to make goods out of various materials. It is a large segment of our economy and includes diverse jobs such as:
- Food and beverage manufacturing.
- Clothing manufacturing.
- Chemical manufacturing.
- Plastic manufacturing.
- Petroleum manufacturing.
- Machine manufacturing.
- Furniture manufacturing.
Many other important types of manufacturing jobs also exist.
In 2015, 353 people died in manufacturing work-related accidents in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that 3.8 of every 100 full-time workers were hurt in manufacturing accidents, and that 2.2 of every 100 full-time workers missed time from work, had job restrictions, or had to transfer jobs because of work-related injuries or illnesses.
How Are Manufacturers Hurt?
Some common reasons for work-related manufacturing injuries include:
- Contact with an object that has fallen.
- Contact with harmful substances.
- Repetitive motion.
- Slips, trips, and falls.
These accidents can result in injuries such as:
- Broken bones.
- Back pain.
- Head injuries.
Of course, every work-related accident is unique and other types of serious injuries may also occur.
Have You Been Hurt in an Iowa Manufacturing Accident?
If you work an Iowa manufacturing job and you were hurt in a work-related accident then it is important to take action as quickly as possible. You should provide notice of the incident and injury to your employer and request medical treatment. Your employer should pay for you to see a medical professional of the employer’s choosing who is reasonably suited to treat your injury. Additionally, your employer should report the incident to the employer’s insurance company and to the state if necessary. You may qualify for weekly workers’ compensation benefits.
You can take action to get the benefits that you deserve by scheduling a free consultation with us as soon as possible. Please start a live chat with us now to learn more about workers’ compensation injury in any industry—including the manufacturing industry.