Although you may not realize it, food packaging workers are at significant risk of injury as part of their regular job duties. Because food packaging requires the use of many large machines, there is a risk of injury due to malfunctions or improper use of the machines. In addition, many food packaging companies work at a very fast pace, which can lead to stress.
High-stress situations can lead to psychological issues if they are not managed over time. Our food packaging work injury attorneys, have represented many meat processing and other food packaging workers in the Philadelphia.
Injuries suffered in the food packing industry can be catastrophic. Because the work is fast-paced, any loss of attention can lead to an accident that may lead to severe injury, dismemberment and even death. In addition, meat processing and other food packaging industries can lead to repetitive movement injuries.
Too often, when people think of food safety, they think of keeping the food safe from contamination, but they rarely consider the safety of the worker who is packing their food.
If you are injured while performing your duties as a food packing worker, you are eligible for workers compensation. Your employer must provide you with lost wages and medical expenses, as well as other benefits under the law.
Unfortunately, employers often improperly calculate how much you should be reimbursed for lost wages or may delay payment of claims pending an investigation. For this reason, it is important to speak to our food packaging injury attorneys covering the Philadelphia area, to protect your rights under the law.
After an injury, it is important to contact an attorney who understands workers compensation benefits. Hiring an attorney does not mean you plan to sue your employer. In fact, Pennsylvania law prevents you from filing a lawsuit for a workplace injury in most cases. The attorneys at Lundy Law will simply review your case and make sure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to receive under the law.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a food packing worker, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for a no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or by completing the easy form found on our website. We will review your case and determine what benefits you qualify for and fight hard to be sure you get them.