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Warehouse workers are at risk of catastrophic injuries

On Behalf of | Dec 24, 2021 | workplace injuries |

People who work in warehouses have physically demanding jobs. They must ensure that they’re doing what they can to remain safe. The onus is on the employer to ensure that workers have the training and tools they need to avoid injuries at work. 

Understanding what injuries are possible can help individuals to try to avoid those. One of the keys to remaining safe is avoiding always trying to rush. Work at a good pace, but don’t try to hurry to the point that you’re making mistakes and doing things in a dangerous manner. 

Cumulative stress injuries

Some injuries don’t occur as the result of a single event. Instead, they’re due to the constant stress on the body that comes from doing the job duties. These are commonly associated with damage to the back, knees and hips. You may notice consistent pain in the area that decreases some with rest. As time goes on, the damage may get worse to the point that the pain is consistent. 

Crushing injuries

Moving components in a warehouse can lead the way to people being crushed. This can be a certain body part, such as a foot or finger. It may also be more serious such as a machine pinning someone against a wall. 

Slips, trips and falls

Slips and falls are common in warehouses. Workers should wear non-slip steel toe shoes so they can prevent these incidents and protect their feet from falling objects. 

Any warehouse worker who’s injured at work should ensure they get medical care. Workers’ compensation coverage takes care of the medical expenses related to the injury. Other benefits might also be available. Appealing the decision in the case might be necessary if you aren’t provided with the correct benefits. Working with someone familiar with these cases is imperative so you can get what’s due to you.