Manufacturing/Assembly Accidents

Workers’ Compensation
Manufacturing/Assembly Accidents

Rockford Manufacturing and Assembly Accidents Lawyer

Manufacturing and assembly workers fulfill important jobs, as many people and businesses depend on the products they create, assemble, and make. But when companies or other employees act carelessly, causing workplace injuries, these jobs can become dangerous or even deadly. Injuries can happen quickly in a single incident or over time as a result of working conditions. For example, assembly workers in manufacturing plants and industrial environments are often required to stand for long periods of time and perform the same tasks over and over, which can take a tremendous toll on the body.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is designed to ensure that employees receive financial benefits when injured on the job. However, employers and insurance companies often battle with injured workers to minimize or even deny their claims. They often do anything they can to pay someone as little as possible after sustaining a workplace injury.

As a worker in a manufacturing or assembly role, you are a critical component in keeping our economy running smoothly. You deserve a safe workplace, and when accidents or injuries occur on the job, you deserve to be fully compensated. And when this doesn’t happen, you deserve a strong advocate to fight for your rights.

The workers’ compensation lawyers at Clark Frost Zucchi can assist you after suffering injuries in a manufacturing facility. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your rights to financial recovery.

Risks to Manufacturing and Assembly Workers

The manufacturing industry can be stressful on the body. Manufacturing and assembly workers may be injured by:

  • Repetitive stress. Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel and tendonitis cause many assemblers to experience pain. They may become unable to work or switch to a different job. 
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals. Assemblers and fabricators may face risks from exposure to harmful chemicals or toxins, which can cause illnesses over time. For example, fiberglass can irritate the skin, while asbestos can cause cancer.
  • Contact with equipment. Assemblers can be injured when equipment or parts fall on them. They are also prone to getting a finger, hand, or arm stuck in a machine. This can result in a crushing injury or even an amputation. 
  • Falls. Slippery substances such as oil and grease may cause workers to slip and fall, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, back and neck injuries, broken bones, and more.
  • Fires or explosions. Factories and industrial environments use flammable and dangerous equipment. This equipment can lead to a fire, which can cause workers to suffer burns. 

Depending on the equipment or materials involved, injuries on the assembly line can be devastating or even result in death. The hands and fingers are most commonly affected by assembly line injuries.

An Attorney Can Help You Maximize Compensation

Thanks to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, which applies to most employers in the state, employees are entitled to financial compensation for injuries they suffer on the job. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, compensation may include:

  • The cost of medical care for your injury
  • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits while you are unable to work
  • Vocational rehabilitation benefits if you cannot continue working in your current position
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits for injuries such as an amputation
  • Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits if you can no longer work

On your own, it may be difficult to know which benefits you qualify for or determine the future cost of your medical care. A skilled workers’ compensation attorney can help you gather and submit the evidence needed to obtain the full benefits you deserve.

Contact Us Today

Dealing with a workplace injury is tough, and it becomes much tougher when you have to fight to receive the benefits you need. If you were injured on the job, the team at Clark Frost Zucchi can guide you toward a successful resolution of your case. We serve clients in Rockford and throughout Northern Illinois. Fill out the online form or call us today to schedule a free consultation.


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