Beauty Industry Professionals Face Hidden Dangers That Could Result in a Harrisburg Workers’ Comp Case
Posted Dennis Kergick on Jun 20, 2014 in Workers' Compensation
If you work in a salon, you know that doing so isn’t for the faint of heart. Stylists and estheticians work long hours and rarely get any breaks. They also stand for long periods of time. All of this strain can take its toll on a worker’s body. The conditions in which many work in are often hazardous as well. If you are injured or hurt as a result of your job, you may qualify for Harrisburg workers’ compensation.
Slip and Fall
Water and hair are found on almost every salon floor. Although many stylists attempt to keep the floors in their workstations as clean as possible, doing so isn’t always practical—particularly when the salon gets busy. You could easily slip and fall because of hair on the floor. Additionally, water, hair dye, and certain hair products could also create slippery conditions that could cause you to fall and hurt yourself.
Wrist and Arm Problems
Holding your scissors properly can require your arms and hands to stay in awkward positions. Over time, these positions can take a toll on your wrists, elbows, and shoulders. You may experience pain or even difficulty moving.
Back and Leg Ailments
Stylists typically stand all day long. The only time they usually ever get a chance to sit is when they don’t have clients, and for many, that doesn’t happen often. The stylists also have to bend over often to wash hair, which can be extremely taxing on the back. Constant standing can wreak havoc on the legs, knees, and lower back.
If you’re experiencing pain that was caused on the job, you may be entitled to receive Harrisburg workers’ compensation. The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer have been representing people who have been injured on the job for over 25 years and may be able to help get you the compensation you deserve. We invite you to contact us directly to find out if we may be able to help you.
If you know someone who works in the beauty industry, we encourage you to share this article with him or her.