Have You or A Loved One Suffered A Workplace Injury At UPS?
Work injuries are common at many places of employment, especially in fields that require a high degree of physical activity, including repetitive lifting or operating heavy machinery.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has put laws in place that are meant to help keep workers in these industries safe from harm, however, injuries happen frequently regardless of policy.
Some companies have a higher rate of work related accidents than others in the same industry, due to poor enforcement of OSHA policies, undertraining, and overworking, among other factors.
UPS is one company that has a higher than average incident rate:
- On average, over 60,000 employees at UPS are injured while on the job per year
- UPS has to pay out over $1 million per day in worker compensation claims
- One UPS employee loses his or her life each month due to accident in the workplace
- The average injury rate is 15:100
- In the 1990’s, UPS was the highest fined company by OSHA, with over 1300 citations
- ⅓ of those citations were considered serious in nature
Unfortunately many more injuries go unreported, due the likelihood of undue recourse from management.
Businesses have known for years that employees are entitled to having ample break-times, stretching routines and work environments that are not excessively strenuous in order to cultivate worker health.
Despite the shocking number of injuries, UPS has reacted by increasing the strenuousness of workers’ jobs.
What to Do When You’ve Been Injured at UPS
If you’ve suffered a UPS related injury, you may be wondering who can help you. After you’ve received the medical care you need, your next step should be to discuss your case with a UPS injury attorney.
At the Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, we have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured at UPS.
We will thoroughly investigate your case and hold the company at fault for your injuries responsible for their actions.
Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your case at (714) 667-6844.