Workers in Amazon's warehouses face critical dangers, according to recent studies. The reports show that Amazon warehouse workers suffered serious injuries at twice the rate of rival companies in 2021. This is a major concern, as these workers are essential to the company's operations.
Studies show that Amazon workers suffered over 34,000 serious injuries at work in 2021, which is twice the injury rate at non-Amazon facilities.
While Jeff Bezos has pledged to make Amazon "Earth's Safest Place to Work," the worker injury rate at Amazon warehouses increased by 20% from 2020 to 2021.
What's more, even though Amazon employed one-third of all warehouse workers in the United States, it accounted for nearly one-half (49%) of all injuries sustained in the warehouse industry.
Reasons for the Disparity
There are several reasons why Amazon warehouse workers may be more susceptible to injuries. First, the sheer size of the warehouses can make them difficult to navigate. Second, the fast pace at which work is often conducted can lead to accidents. Finally, many of the tasks that workers perform are physically demanding, which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders over time.
It is clear that something needs to be done to improve safety for Amazon warehouse workers. The company has taken some steps in recent years, such as introducing robots into its fulfillment centers. However, more needs to be done to protect these workers from preventable injuries.
We're Here to Help Injured Amazon Workers
If you are a warehouse worker employed by Amazon or any other company, we may be able to help you if you've been injured on the job. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers has a proven track record of success in these cases, and we're here to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact the skilled team at Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC today by calling (916) 884-6554 or by filling out the online contact form with the details of your case to learn more about how we can help you.