Typical injuries painters sustain on the job

Depending on the workplace, painters can be at high risk of sustaining serious injuries while doing their jobs. Depending on where a painter works and the conditions of their job, they could possibly sustain any one of the following injuries or illnesses:

  • Lung problems that stem from working in closed areas and inhaling the vapors and mists of the paint
  • Serious head injuries and broken bones, usually due to falling off a ladder or having objects fall on them
  • Back injuries, typically the result of lifting a heavy object
  • Burns, which can be caused by caustic substances like certain paints

The legal team at Robert Wilson & Associates helps painters and other workers in Minnesota who are in need of workers’ compensation benefits after being injured while on the job. Talk with us at (612) 334-3444 if you have sustained an injury on the job and need help filing for these benefits.