Minnesota is home to many manufacturing plants and industrial factories, many of which are filled with assembly lines. Assembly line workers are an integral part of the manufacturing industry, but their repetitive work and close proximity to machine can be a recipe for danger. We’ve helped a number of assembly line workers earn compensation for injuries they’ve suffered on the job, and we can help you if you’ve suffered your own injury on the assembly line.
Types Of Injuries For Assembly Line Workers
Assembly line workers are usually on their feet doing the same task for hours on end without reprieve, so many of them suffer one or more of these common injuries:
Hand in Machine Trauma – Assembly line workers usually have to work in close proximity to moving machine parts, and all it takes is one false movement to have their hand or finger get caught in a machine.
Crush Injuries – Similarly, if your hand gets stuck underneath a machine that flattens or shapes a product, your hand or fingers can get crushed.
Repetitive Motion Injuries – Most assembly line workers don’t have much variance in their job duties, so they often perform the same task over and over and over. This can lead to repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or other arthritic conditions.
Chemical and Fuse Exposure – Assemblers also face danger from chemical and fume exposure. If these touch the skin or make it into a person’s lungs, it can lead to burns, illnesses or issues like lung cancer.
Falls – Oil and grease from machines and the manufacturing process can make concrete floors extra slippery. One step on a spill can lead to a painful slip and fall injury.
Fires or Explosions – Assembly line workers oftentimes work near flammable materials, and one spark from a machine can lead to a big fire. Common fire-related injuries include burns and shrapnel embedding.
If You’re Injured On The Assembly Line
If you are injured on the assembly line, you have the right to pursue compensation. One of the most common ways to receive compensation for your work-related injury is through a workers’ compensation case. Dean Margolis has helped numerous assemblers receive the compensation they deserve after an injury. Individuals who have hired Margolis Law Firm say they enjoy the peace of mind a legal team gives them, because we’ll do the work while you focus on getting healthy. Data has also shown that individuals who hire a workers’ compensation lawyer earn thousands of dollars more on average than those who go it alone, so maximize your award by hiring a legal team.
You also may have an option to pursue a personal injury claim instead of a workers’ compensation case. We also handle personal injury cases, and we can help earn you compensation for any pain and suffering you may have endured. To learn more about how we’ll do this, reach out to Dean Margolis today.