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Chicken processors can suffer motion injuries and knife accidents

Working in a chicken processing plant isn't a glamorous job, but given how popular chicken is in the American diet, it is important work. A lot of people in Iowa and Nebraska make an honest living by helping turn chickens into clean and easy-to-cook food products. These workers play a critical role in helping to feed America.

Can undocumented workers seek workers' compensation benefits?

In a single recent year, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that undocumented immigrants comprise 3.5 percent of the total population of our country. Inevitably, a certain percentage of those without proper employment papers will wind up working.

The risks of working in a chicken processing plant

Working in a chicken processing plant isn't a glamorous job, but given how popular chicken is in the American diet, it is important work. A lot of people in Iowa and Nebraska make an honest living by helping turn chickens into clean and easy-to-cook food products. These workers play a critical role in helping to feed America.

4 tips for avoiding serious injuries on the job

Workers' compensation provides a financial safety net if you get hurt on the job. Workers' compensation covers lost wages, rehabilitation, vocational training and medical care. If a worker dies due to work-related injuries, survivors can receive death benefits.

What can your employer do to protect you in a meatpacking plant?

Meatpacking is a massive industry that is noted for its risks for injury. Meatpacking plant workers operate heavy machinery and are exposed to chemicals. It's a physical job, full of significant labor that never ends. And these are just a few of the risks that you face on the job.

What do meat packers have to worry about in the cold?

Prior to the perfection of refrigeration, the meat packing industry operated in the winter to keep the meat from spoiling. Even though workers these days can freely work during any season at a plant, many often overlook potential safety hazards at these times that can make a dangerous job even more perilous.

How can farmers stay safe outside during the colder days?

Even though farmers get a lot more done during the summer months, the work doesn't end when snow covers the ground. No matter what a farm specializes in, workers keep themselves busy in some way during the winter and early spring months. Despite having a lower injury and fatality rate than the rest of the seasons, farm workers can still find ways to severely damage themselves between January to May.

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