Most people think about construction sites when it comes to workplace injuries. The fact is that workplace injuries can occur in any type of businesses. Interestingly, the healthcare sector has the highest rate of workplace injuries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report. Other industries where workplace injuries commonly occur include air transportation, wood processing, transportation, warehousing, and manufacturing.
Workers can experience different types of injuries at the workplace. Here are five common injuries that normally occur at the workplace.
1. Trauma Injuries
Trauma injuries are a common type of injury at construction, mining, and manufacturing sites. The injury typically occurs due to being hit by an object or falling from a height. Trauma injuries require extensive medical treatment costs. Also, workers who have suffered trauma injuries take a lot of time to recover.
2. Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries often happens to workers in computer-related jobs. Also, workers who perform repetitive motions while operating machinery can suffer this type of workplace injury. Performing repetitive motion results in wear and tear of joints. This often result in carpal tunnel syndrome that is not only painful, but takes a lot of time to heal.
3. Vehicle Accidents
Employees who work in the transport or warehouse sectors are often injured while performing the job. Vehicle accidents involve serious injuries. Vehicle accident injuries that occur on-the-job also require a lot of time of time to recover and are eligible to receive workers’ compensation and/or injury compensation for.
4. Machine Related Injuries
Machine-related injuries commonly happen in manufacturing and construction industries. The injuries are typically localized in parts such as arms, hands, legs, and feet. This type of injury results in extreme physical pain. Also, the cost of treating the machine-related injuries are high.
5. Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can happen in any type of company. The accident often occurs due to slippery surfaces. An employer is required to ensure clean and safe work environment. Negligence in this regard can result in a serious workplace injury.
Get Help of Professional Workplace Injury Attorney
If you have experienced any injury in the workplace, you should contact an experienced worker’s injury attorney. An experienced workplace injury lawyer will help you get compensation for the financial loss incurred due to the workplace injury.
Employees have the right to get adequate compensation in case of an injury at the workplace. Before accepting a worker’s compensation offer of a company, you should consult with an experienced attorney. Sometimes the compensation amount is not enough to fully compensate for the emotional, financial, and physical pain suffered due to the injury. A workplace injury attorney will provide you the right advice to ensure that you get adequate compensation for the loss.
Contact Albert E. Hirst – Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to get the help in case of a workplace injury. Our legal experts can offer expert guidance and advice. We serve the residents of San Bernardino, Hemet, Inland Empire, and surrounding areas in Southern California. For an initial, no-obligation consultation regarding workplace injury, you can call us by dialing (909) 885-7190 or submit a confidential contact form.