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Workers' Compensation Attorneys for Injuries at Factories and Warehouses in Macon County, Peoria County, and Sangamon County

While injuries can occur in any industry, those who work in manufacturing are at risk of serious harm in workplace accidents. Due to heavy machinery, fast-moving equipment, and other hazards, workers may suffer traumatic injuries in these types of accidents, and victims should be sure to understand the workers' comp benefits they can receive.

The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney have been assisting with workers' compensation cases for over 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive a total of more than $100 million for work-related injuries. With our understanding of the workers' compensation laws in Illinois, we can help you take the right steps when filing a claim, and we are prepared to fight to make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. During your case, we will ensure that you receive respect, response, and results.

Common Types of Factory Injuries

Factories and warehouses can be very dangerous, and workers should be trained on the proper safety procedures and provided with protective equipment. Even when all of the right safety measures are taken, accidents and injuries can still occur, including:

  • Injuries caused by machinery and equipment - A person's hands, arms, or legs may become entangled in conveyor belts or other large machinery, and this may result in amputation. Malfunctioning or defective equipment can lead to electrocution injuries. Workers can suffer serious harm if they are struck or run over by forklifts or other equipment.
  • Fall injuries - Slippery floors or tripping hazards can cause workers to fall and suffer injuries such as broken bones or brain trauma. Falls from ladders, scaffolds, catwalks, or raised platforms can lead to even more serious injuries or wrongful death.
  • Falling objects - Workers may be crushed by heavy items such as products that are not stacked correctly in a warehouse or broken pieces of machinery. These accidents can result in serious damage to the limbs or spinal cord injuries.
  • Fires and explosions - Overheating machinery, sparks caused by repair work, or other conditions can cause items in a factory or warehouse to catch fire, and fires may spread due to the presence of flammable or explosive materials. In these cases, workers can suffer serious burn injuries or be affected by smoke inhalation.
  • Exposure to toxic substances - Contact with hazardous chemicals can cause chemical burns or other bodily injuries. Regular exposure to harmful substances can lead to occupational diseases that affect a person's overall health.
  • Repetitive stress injuries - The repeated motions performed by assembly line workers or other factory or warehouse employees can cause strain to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, resulting in chronic pain, loss of muscle control, and other health concerns.
  • Injuries related to body movement and lifting - Factory work is a physical job, and tasks such as bending over, reaching for objects, crawling, twisting, or lifting heavy items can lead to muscle strains and sprains or other types of injuries that require medical treatment.

Following an accident in a factory or warehouse, workers who are injured will be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault for the incident. Workers' comp will also cover injuries that arise as a normal part of a person's work, including those caused by repetitive motions or exposure to hazardous chemicals. Benefits should fully cover the costs of medical treatment for an injury, and an injured worker can also receive disability benefits to address income lost while recovering from an injury or due to a condition that has permanently affected their ability to return to work.

Contact a Peoria Manufacturing Injury Attorney

At Kanoski Bresney, we can provide you with legal help when making a workers' compensation claim for a factory or warehouse injury. We can also help you determine whether you can make a third-party claim against others who were responsible for your injury, such as the manufacturer of defective machinery or protective equipment. To learn more about how we can help you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve, contact us and schedule a free consultation by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with workplace accidents and injuries in Peoria, Champaign, Rushville, Sangamon County, Schuyler County, Quincy, Bloomington, Adams County, Macon County, Peoria County, Springfield, Macomb, Pekin, Champaign County, Decatur, McLean County, McDonough County, Tazewell County, and all of Illinois.

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