factory workers compensation

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Factory workers provide a very important contribution to New Jersey’s economy and workforce. These people work hard to manufacture and produce products that are essential to our lives. They also boost our local economy by creating items that are sold in the state and across the country. This mass contribution is proudly communicated by one city in middle Jersey: Trenton holds a prominent bridge that reads, “Trenton Makes the World Takes.”

Trenton is not the only city in New Jersey that can brag about its contributions to the world, however. In fact, there are quite a few large manufacturing companies in cities throughout the state still in existence, some of which operate multiple factories.


Prominent Manufacturing Companies and Factories in New Jersey

  • American Can Company, making tin cans in Jersey City and Washington
  • American Standard Brands, building plumbing equipment in Piscataway
  • Benjamin Moore & Co., producing paint in Montvale
  • Capresso, manufacturing coffee makers and espresso machines in Closter
  • Dataram, constructing computer memory and software in Princeton
  • Elnik Systems produces metal processing equipment in Cedar Grove
  • J.L. Mott Iron Works manufacture cooking appliances in Trenton
  • Mannington Mills makes flooring in Salem
  • PNY Technologies, building computer memory and hardware in Parsippany-Troy Hills
  • Myron Corporation, assembles corporate gifts and promotional items such as pens and calendars in Maywood
  • Honeywell International Inc. is a corporation that that acquired a number of different factories and manufacturing companies over the recent years in a broad range of industries (including aircraft, automotive, and hardware technology) and is headquartered in Morristown

While these factories provide an essential economic boost and ample employment opportunities, the positive aspects do come with one negative: a greater risk of injury for employees.

The factory environment unfortunately is a place of many employee injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive movement and stress injuries to joints, and eye injuries from flying debris. The risk increases for temporary or new workers who may not have adequate experience or training. These injuries are a serious threat to everyday activities and daily living. Anyone injured while working in a factory deserves fair compensation for their suffering.

Common Types of Factory Workplace Injuries

  • Back, shoulder, or knee injuries from lifting heavy items
  • Broken bones from slip and fall accidents or fallen objects
  • Eye injuries from flying debris
  • Muscle and joint injuries such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive movements
  • Other repetitive movement and stress injuries

The most common injuries from the list above are movement and stress injuries to muscles and tendons caused by repetitive actions. Since many factory workers are expected to perform the same task over and over again each day, it is understandable that these injuries occur. However, that does not mean that victims should consider it “just another part of the job.” Your health matters and you have the right to compensation for your pain and medical treatment.

How a Repetitive Stress Injury Can Affect Workers’ Compensation

If you have received a repetitive stress injury at work, we can offer one important piece of information right now: Since repetitive stress injuries such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome occur over time, it may be more difficult to prove it is related to your work than an injury resulting from a one-time accident. Because of this unfortunate truth, our best advice is to seek the counsel and assistance of a skilled lawyer who will work hard to get you the compensation you truly deserve.

An experienced attorney will put all of their efforts toward gather evidence and developing a case to prove your injury should be covered under workers’ compensation. While your employer’s insurance company may try to discount your injury and argue that you received it from non-work activities, your lawyer will always fight for you. Moreover, a knowledgeable lawyer will be very familiar with insurance company tactics and be aware of how to best deal with them.

Next Steps for Injured Factory Workers

If you have been a victim of a factory workplace injury and are unsure what to do next, the Hayes Firm can help. Bill Hayes, a personal injury attorney with decades of experience practicing in the state of New Jersey, leads the Hayes Firm. During this time, he has developed a reputation as a successful lawyer and developed a vast network of other skilled attorneys in the state. The Hayes firm can connect you with a competent and successful attorney specializing in workers’ compensation and factory injuries that practices near you. If you have been injured at work, contact The Hayes Firm for a recommendation today.

When you give us a call, we will take the time to listen to you and learn about your specific situation. If we believe your situation warrants further legal action, we will recommend your best course of action and then connect with a local workers’ compensation lawyer that has been personally screened and approved by Bill Hayes. The best part: Our consultation is completely free of charge. Contact the Hayes Firm today and take the first step in getting the compensation you deserve.