A century ago, most Arizona workers earned a living in manufacturing, mining, farming or other labor-intensive professions. Back then jobs were more physically demanding and serious workplace injuries were more common.
Many of the foods we eat are created in a factory. Some of these foods - especially ones that contain artificial colors and flavors - are created with chemicals that can be toxic when breathed in day in and day out. These chemicals can also be hazardous when touched or accidentally put into the eyes. These situations can cause serious injuries, but fortunately, there are ways that Arizona factory workers can keep themselves safe and avoid an industrial accident.
A fire that gets out of control in a factory setting can quickly turn catastrophic. Depending on the industry, there may be flammable chemicals and products that escalate the blaze. An on-the-job injury, including anything from a slip-and-fall to serious burns, could require significant medical treatment. Work accidents in Arizona can put an employee on disability during a lengthy recovery.
When someone is renting a car for work or business, that person is relying on a company to provide a safe vehicle. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is mechanical problems, inadequate safety measures or shoddy business practices. For those Arizona residents who are on the road traveling for work, an injury can be a serious concern. Being out of work is difficult, but there are options available for those who suffer from a workplace injury.
After getting hurt in an on-the-job injury, it may take time and effort to wade through the legal process of recovering damages. For Arizona residents, part of this process could mean filing for workers' compensation. A work accident, especially in industrial jobs that involve heavy equipment, can be very serious. It can mean a lengthy hospital stay, loss of income and additional financial burdens for a family. In extreme cases, a worker may be killed while on the job. Work accidents can happen at any time and people should be compensated for the injury.
Some industrial jobs carry a level of injury risk. Even with proper safety precautions, accidents occur. This can be especially dangerous in industrial environments where heavy machinery and chemical processes are involved. It's important for Arizona employers to maintain a work environment that complies with U.S. safety regulations. This not only helps to ensure a safe environment, but also decreases the chance of injuries resulting from an industrial accident. Employers who do not comply with basic levels of safety for their employees are acting in a way that could make them liable for damages if their workers are hurt on the job.