Common Types of Injuries in Chicken Plants
Workers in chicken processing plants can be hazardous in many different ways. These include:
- Cuts and lacerations from dangerous machinery
- Slip-and-fall accidents involving spilled blood and poultry parts
- Illness from exposure to bacteria when handling chickens
- Illness from exposure to chemicals used in processing plants
- Hearing damage from exposure to loud noises in the work environment
- Lifting injuries from carrying bird carcasses
- Repetitive motion injuries
The injuries suffered in chicken processing plants can be very serious. Required medical care may include surgery, hospitalization, medication, therapy and apparatus such as crutches or a wheelchair. The medical expenses can add up very fast. And because injury leaves them unable to return to the job, workers lose income.
The state's workers' compensation system is designed to help injured workers with medical expenses and provide partial compensation if they can't return to work. But employers and insurance companies will go to great lengths to pay you as little as possible. The workers' compensation claims process can be confusing, and employers are counting on the fact that you aren't familiar with it.
You Need an Experienced Injury Lawyer on Your Side
The chicken industry and their insurance companies have teams of lawyers to help them challenge your claim. You need an experienced attorney to fight for your best interests. We investigate your accident to build a strong case that proves you were hurt at work and should be receiving benefits. If your claim is denied, we fight for you at all appeals. Most of the workers' compensation claims we handle end up in litigation, because we don't think our clients should settle for less.
Our firm is dedicated to helping injured chicken plant workers get the compensation they need and deserve. You can expect professionalism and personal attention when you are represented by us. Our staff is courteous and accessible. We'll keep you updated on your case, and if you ever have any questions, simply call us. We return all phone calls within a day, usually the same day.
Based in Ridgeland, we represent injured workers in greater Jackson and throughout Mississippi. If you work in a chicken processing plant and suffered an injury on the job, contact us to talk to one of our attorneys. Call (601) 944-9588 for a free consultation.