Automobile Repair Workplace Injuries
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the physical demands and challenging work associated with the automobile workplace causes the industry to have some the highest rates for injuries and illnesses.
Due to the high level of injury risk, many auto manufacturing industries receive regular federal workplace inspections in order to provide safer workplaces for employees.
Common Auto Workplace Accidents
Falls. Slipping and falling from heights while working on vehicles are dangerous risks auto employees face every day.
Falling materials. Tools, auto parts, and other materials are a few examples of items that can potentially fall and strike employees while working on vehicles.
Lifting strains and overexertion. Workers commonly work with heavy parts and machinery that places strain on muscles and can result in musculoskeletal conditions.
Machinery Accidents. The automobile industry involves constant use of machinery, which places workers at risk for burns, broken bones, and amputations.
Common Automobile Workplace Injuries
If you’ve recently suffered from a workplace injury, get medical attention immediately and file for workers’ compensation. Dealing with any type of injury is tough and it’s important you receive the right benefits to cover costs. At Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys, our goal is to make the recovery process easy. Contact us for a free consultation about your case.