Every year, 2.3 million people suffer from workplace injuries. Injuries are considered work-related when the work environment contributed to the injury. Many times, workplace injuries happen due to unsafe working environments and labor-intensive conditions. Whether you suffer from a workplace fall accident, vehicle accident or repetitive motion injury, work-related injuries happen in a variety of ways.
Most Common Workplace Injuries
- Handling objects: Injuries from handling objects can result in sprains and strains. Bending, twisting, and lifting heavy loads can cause debilitating back, neck, and limb issues.
- Falls on the same level: 46% of slip & fall injuries are falls from the same level. If you slip on wet substances or trip over objects, you could be facing contusions, strains, sprains, ligament issues, or broken bones.
- Falling objects: Falling objects are a huge part of workplace injuries. You can suffer from spinal or brain injuries due to falling objects. Brain and spine injuries are among the most serious workplace injuries, and can affect your future earning potential.
- Falls from equipment: Falls from equipment can cause severe injury due to the height! If you’ve slipped from a ladder or a height higher than ground level you may be experiencing brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, or fractures.
- Awkward postures: If you constantly feel aches and pains in your neck or back, you may be suffering from injuries due to awkward posture at work. Hunching and awkward posture puts strain on your joints and tendons. It can disrupt your balance and cause further injury.
- Vehicle crashes: Car crash injuries result in moderate to severe injuries such as whiplash, broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, and more. These injuries can keep you out of work for days, weeks, or months.
- Slippery or uneven surfaces: Even if you don’t fall to the ground you can still pull or strain muscles and tendons in your neck, back, arms or legs.
- Repetitive motion injuries: Carpal tunnel and tennis elbow are common in workers who are constantly repeating the same motions over and over again. These injuries can be troublesome to heal and can result in a few weeks off work.
- Colliding with objects: Colliding with objects are a big cause of brain injuries. When you collide with an object you could experience a concussion, skull fracture, brain contusion, or permanent brain damage.
- Accidents with equipment: Accidents with equipment are some of the most severe workplace accidents. They can lead to amputation, traumatic brain injuries, and death.
Workplace Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured in the workplace, our attorneys can help you recover financially. Don’t spend your hard earned money on medical bills and rehabilitation costs. Contact Paynter Law today for a free consultation regarding your options related to your workplace injury.