Cleaning and maintenance professionals, such as janitors, custodians, etc. could be at risk for being injured on the job due to various tasks and activities required in their day-to-day job functions. These employees are typically responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of various establishments, such as schools, hospitals, day care centers, food service operations, retail stores, office complexes, and more.
The job duties as well as the supplies and equipment used in this industry can make these employees susceptible to a variety of injuries and illnesses on the job. Common types include:
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Slip & Falls from wet floors from mopping or spills that have yet to be cleaned up
- Electrical Shock Injuries from vacuum cleaners, floor buffers, power tools, etc.
- Toxic Chemical Exposure from cleaning supplies can irritate the skin, nose, throat, etc.
- Blood Borne Pathogens
- Strains, Sprains, & Muscle Injuries from moving heavy objects
- Neck, Back, & Shoulder Injuries
If you have been injured in the profession of cleaning or maintenance, you could be entitled to compensation. With questions, contact Kaufman Law. We are prepared to help you with your potential Georgia workers’ compensation claim.