Regardless of your job or the industry in which you work, there is always the chance that you could suffer a serious injury. For example, the meat packing industry can be extremely dangerous. Anyone who works in a meat packing or food processing plant is probably aware of this; however, some assume that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
Here are some of the most common meat packing hazards:
-- Falling carcasses
-- Slippery floors and stairs
-- Injuries from equipment, such as power knives
-- Repetitive stress injuries
-- Neck and back injuries due to lifting
-- Dismemberment as the result of grinding and cutting machines
With so many hazards, it's easy for somebody in the meat packing industry to suffer a serious injury. Unfortunately, this often means that the injured individual is unable to return to work in the near future.
At our law firm, we have represented many people who have been seriously injured in a meat packing accident. While their life was changed in an instant, all of these individuals were able to take action with the idea of getting their career back on track.
If you ever suffer any type of meat packing injury, it's imperative to receive medical attention. You should also report the accident and injury to your employer, as they need to know exactly what happened.
Finally, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. If your injury is keeping you out of work for an extended period of time, it's possible that you can file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.