If you have been injured while working in the manufacturing industry, you have the right to workers' compensation. Getting the benefits you need may be harder than you think. However, with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can get the medical, lost wage and compensation benefits you are entitled to after suffering an on-the-job injury.
At Domer Law in Milwaukee, our attorneys have more than 45 years of experience helping Wisconsin workers injured while engaged in manufacturing jobs such as automotive assembly, auto part manufacturing, boat manufacturing, steel fabrication, tool and die operation, welding, operating engineering work, and food and beverage manufacturing. Our knowledge of these industries, the employers and the insurance companies allows us to cut through the red tape. Whether you have not yet applied for workers' compensation or you have already been denied or subject to delays or underpayment, we are ready to help.
Common Injuries in the Manufacturing Industry
Working on the assembly line and elsewhere in a factory often involves repetitive motions and work, doing the same movements over and over. This opens the door for serious repetitive motion injuries.
While carpal tunnel syndrome is the most well known repetitive motion injury, many lines of work can impact the spine and other joints. Lower back injuries, shoulder injuries, hip injuries, knee injuries and other joint injuries are frequently the result of repetitive stress in a manufacturing environment. Such injuries can result in serious surgical consequences, like spine surgery, total knee replacements, or total hip replacements. An injured worker deserves worker's compensation benefits if their workplace duties played a role in the need for such surgeries.
Sometimes, these occupational exposure injuries are not adequately documented. An attorney can help develop and define the nature of the injury and claim. Copies of job descriptions, handwritten job duty notes, ergonomic assessments, workplace videos, and any injury/accident reports can all help when alleging an occupational exposure claim.
Factory or manufacturing work also involves the movement of heavy items. It involves the use of large and dangerous equipment like punch presses, saws and drills. Because of this, serious accidents can happen. Workers may suffer head injuries, back injuries and other catastrophic injuries due to being hit by falling objects, falling from heights, improperly maintained equipment and more.
Regardless of the type of injury you have suffered, our lawyers are committed to helping you get the benefits you need to get better and move on with your life.
Free Consultations for Injured Factory Employees
If you need help determining your eligibility for workers' compensation benefits, our attorneys are just a phone call away. Start with a free consultation by calling 888-353-8384. You can also reach us by email. We work on a contingent fee basis. Until you receive benefits, we do not receive payment.