Workers employed at Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or Kraft Foods know that they are working in a “factory”. It is a commercial factory where they make, manufacture, package, bottle, and process food for millions of people. This assembly line process is physically demanding.
These injuries sustained by beverage workers can be a result of repetitive motions involving carpal tunnel syndrome or shoulder and elbow tendonitis. Additionally, injuries can result from slipping in the warehouse or lifting boxes of raw materials, often times resulting in back injuries. In some instances, beverage and food workers may develop eye or lung injuries as a result of working with chemicals or particles related to the production line.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, approximately 5.2% of beverage industry workers reported a workplace injury in 2009. Unfortunately, these injuries resulted in missed time from work, job restrictions, and possible transfers or terminations. Not unlike any other state, Georgia beverage workers may be injured on the job. These injured workers are entitled to medical treatment paid for by the Employer/Insurer as well as income benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BEEN HURT AT WORK?
There are certain deadlines in the Georgia Workers’ Comp system. Contact us either by calling us at (770) 637-0105 or using the form below for a free consultation to examine your rights.