Common Injuries Among Factory Workers

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Factories employ thousands of workers in the U.S. and help them make a good living. However, factories come with multiple hazards that may make them dangerous places to work. If you have recently been injured while working in a factory, you should speak with a workers compensation lawyer promptly.

Here are some of the most common injuries among factory workers.


Factory jobs tend to be very physical in nature. Workers are often expected to stand on their feet and lift heavy objects for many hours each day. After a while, this can take a toll on the body. Factory workers can overexert themselves and sustain back and neck injuries. These injuries can cause pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion, which can make it difficult for workers to do their jobs.


Unfortunately, fires and explosions can occur in factories. As a result, workers can sustain severe burn injuries, which can cause excruciating pain, nerve damage, low body temperature, infections and disfigurement. Victims may require skin grafts for severe burns. Factory workers can also endure burns when working with stoves and other hot equipment.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur in just about any work environment, including factories. Many factories use oil and other liquids that may spill on the floor, increasing the risk of slip and fall accidents. As the legal professionals at Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, LLP can confirm, these accidents can cause many injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, cuts and spinal cord injuries.

Falling Objects

Factory workers can also get injured from falling objects. If objects are not properly secured on upper levels, they can fall down and hit a worker on the head. Factories are very loud environments, so workers may not hear objects falling or warnings from other workers. They may not be able to get out of the way in time and sustain head injuries and other serious injuries. Wearing a hard hat at all times can protect factory workers from sustaining severe injuries.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Factory workers often have to perform the same tasks over and over. Unfortunately, this can eventually lead to repetitive stress injuries. These injuries can cause pain, numbness, tingling and loss of strength. Taking periodic breaks throughout the day may be able to help reduce repetitive stress injuries.

Machine Related Injuries

Factory workers have to work around a lot of machines. Heavy machinery, however, can be very dangerous, especially if they are not used correctly. Workers can get entangled in the equipment if they aren’t paying attention and suffer fractures, dislocations and even amputations. 

Vehicle Accidents

Vehicles, like forklifts, are frequently used in factories. While these vehicles are necessary, they can also increase the risk of injuries among workers. For example, if a driver fails to see another factory worker, they can hit them.

If you have been hurt while working in a factory, you should schedule a consultation with a workers compensation lawyer to talk about your case.

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