Thanks to workers' compensation, many workers can get the financial compensation they need to heal after an accident. This can help cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages so that you can still support yourself or your family during your recovery.
Here are a few of the most common workplace injuries you could find yourself with.
1) Slips and Falls
These types of accidents account for about a third of all injuries in the workplace. In general, falls accounts for more than a million injuries each year. Slips and falls can be due to a variety of factors including wet or damaged floors, debris on the floor, and other obstructions. Though these types of accidents have many causes, it is often due to the actions or neglect of someone else.
2) Manual Labor
If you work in an environment where carrying, pulling, pushing, moving, or heavy lifting is necessary, you are much more susceptible to heart problems, back injuries, muscle injuries, and even broken limbs. If you feel your job is too difficult, too tiring, too heavy or puts you at risk of injury, make sure to speak to your employer about your concerns. It is the employer's responsibility to assess manual work activities and control any risks in order to keep you and others safe from harm.
3) Working With Heavy Equipment
If you work in around vehicles and moving equipment, you may be injured by getting hit from the vehicles themselves or by items falling from the vehicles. However, those operating the motorized vehicle are at risk of injury as well from crashing or turning over from unbalanced loads. Driving mishaps may lead to head injuries, neck injuries, broken limbs, and traumatic injuries to other areas of the body.
4) Workplace Hazard
Depending on the nature of your work, you may be more susceptible to injuries due to on the job hazards. Burns, explosions, and other serious injuries related to workplace hazards can be deadly. Working in a potentially hazardous environment may be unavoidable, however there are often guidelines put in place to make sure you can perform the job as safely as possible.
If you have been injured at work, you may be able to seek compensation. Accidents aren't cheap. Expensive medical bills and lost wages from being unable to work can greatly hurt your ability to support yourself. Here at All Injuries Law Firm, we have over 30 years experience in helping you get the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury. Contact us today to get a free consultation!