From Slips to Strains What are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?
Some places of work are obviously hazardous, such as warehouses or industrial plants. But in many cases, an office presents the risk of injury -- and if something like this happens to you or someone you love, it’s essential to know how to proceed.
Many types of injuries are possible on the job, including broken bones, whiplash, sprains, burns, carpal tunnel, and more. So what are the most common workplace injuries, and what should you do if you get one? Keep reading to learn more.
The Top Workplace Injuries
While your risk for injury greatly depends on the type of work you do, some of the most common injuries include the following:
- Falling to a lower level
- Injury due to repetitive motions (i.e. carpal tunnel)
- Falling objects
- Slipping, tripping, and/or falling over an object
- Injury due to a machine or piece of equipment
Determine the Cause and Seek Counsel
Often, these injuries happen as the result of another employee or supervisor’s negligence. A manufacturer or a third party may also be guilty of an oversight that results in workplace injury.
If you or someone you love has been hurt on the job, it’s critical to understand the extent of the injury, the cause of the injury, and the responsible party. Having this information and seeking the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer will help you get the compensation you’re entitled to so that you can get your life back on track.
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If you’re dealing with a serious workplace injury, you need professional legal representation. Contact us today for experienced, compassionate attorneys who understand what it takes to make sure you are fully compensated for your suffering. Your initial consultation is free!
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