Injuries can happen in many kinds of workplaces, but they’re especially common in manufacturing industry jobs. Knowing what kinds of accidents you’re the most likely to be in danger of and how you can avoid them is the first step that you should take, but if you find that you’ve injured yourself, know that you might be eligible for workers’ compensation when you work in New Jersey.
How to prevent workplace injuries
Manufacturing injuries like strains, sprains, tears, cuts, contusions, fractures, bruises, lacerations, and soreness are all common ailments when there’s an accident in the manufacturing industry.
Injuries can come from overexertion, contact with equipment, trips and falls, and exposure to harmful substances. When you’re trying to protect yourself from workplace harm, there are some techniques that you can use, and your workplace should already be employing many of these techniques. First of all, having personal protective equipment and using it is a must. Secondly, there should be processes in place so you can avoid injury. Your workplace will either have PPE available to you, or your supervisor will tell you that you need to have your own PPE that you have available for yourself. The procedures are also usually posted around the workplace environment so that you always know the safest way to do things.
Worker’s compensation in New Jersey
If you hurt yourself at work, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation, including medical benefits. You might also be able to get wage and disability benefits as well as vocational rehabilitation. But what should you do if you have a loved one who passed from an injury at work? There’s even workers’ compensation for family members of someone who was fatally injured in a workplace accident.
Working in a manufacturing workplace can be dangerous, and there are many types of injuries that a person can sustain. If you or a loved one has been in a manufacturing accident that caused bodily harm, know that there are worker’s compensation benefits available to many people, but you need to make the claim. An attorney may be able to help you navigate this process.