After the Deadliest Catch premiered more than a decade ago, Americans grew increasingly enamoured with the idea of exploring the world’s most dangerous jobs in America. While there are certainly some jobs that are more dangerous than others, most of the workplace injuries occur at jobs that are not likely to be the basis of a reality television show.
One of the types of employment that often results in an injury for which someone would file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits is factory work. In many cases, we have people doing repetitive tasks for an entire day while standing and reaching overhead in uncomfortable positions. This has resulted in many instances of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other types of repetitive stress injuries (RSI) as well as other types of traumatic injuries such as cuts, abrasions and even amputations. This can be a result of poorly guarded machines or it can just simply be an accident for which nobody is at fault. Continue reading