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What are common injuries impacting industrial workers?

If you or a loved one is an industrial worker, you know what hard work in a fast-paced industry is like. Industrial workers can have many tasks per their job description, but generally it means working with machines in order to build or create something. Industrial workers use their body much more actively than do the average nine to five office worker. This can result in injuries due to repetitive stress or even due to an incident with a machine or other piece of equipment.

Since the equipment that industrial workers use is generally large scale and heavy, it's generally not going to result in a positive outcome for the worker. Coming into contact with the wrong piece of equipment at the wrong time can quickly cause injuries anywhere in the body. However, many do not realize that repetitive stress injuries can also occur. These are characterized by pain as a result of performing the same movement over and over.

Falls, fires and respiratory diseases are all commonly reported accidents resulting in injuries for industrial workers despite the fact that precautions are taken to avoid these accidents. Liquids on the floor, dangerous chemicals in the air and a spark from equipment is sometimes all it takes for a terrible industrial worker accident to happen. Workers' compensation is often available for those injured at their workplace. In less common cases, a personal injury case may be advisable for those who believe their workplace was grossly negligent in causing injury.

While this career can be rewarding and lucrative, industrial workers also face real dangers. Many workers will thankfully never know the hardship an industrial worker accident can have on their life and the lives of their family. However, for those that have been impacted, there are legal options and programs available to consider. Lifelong injury can have ripples that impact far beyond the short term after accident injury.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, "Common Construction Injury Types," Accessed March 26, 2018

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