Manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the U.S. Roughly 10 percent of the U.S. workforce works in manufacturing. During the manufacturing process, the heavy equipment and chemicals that are used can be hazardous unless proper safety procedures are followed.
Factory jobs account for a large percentage or workplace injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 30 percent of all injuries happened in the manufacturing sector. These are often caused by falls, contact with objects or equipment, overexertion or repetitive motion, exposure to chemicals, and malfunctions by heavy machinery.
It is the responsibility of the factory supervisor and people in management positions to insure that the manufacturing equipment is safe and that all equipment is functioning as it supposed to. Employees must also be properly trained to use the machinery. Workplace injuries are more likely to happen when safety takes a second place to production.
If you have been injured in an accident in a factory in Dallas, you have legal options. You may be entitled to recover worker’s compensation, which will cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. You may also be able to recover compensation pain and suffering and other damage through a personal injury lawsuit.
Call a skilled workplace attorney at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800 if you have been injured in an accident in a factory in the Dallas area. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.