The Most Common Workplace Injuries
Every year, countless people are injured on the job, but not all of them take the necessary steps to do something about it. While seeking proper healthcare for an injury is always important, so is getting legal help from an experienced attorney. There a wide variety of ways in which people can become injured at work, and we’re going to go over a few of the most common types associated with legal cases.
By far the most prevalent workplace injury is overexertion. This can involve a range of incidents including heavy lifting, pushing, carrying, and more. Cases involving overexertion have cost business billions of dollars every year, which goes to show just how common this type of injury can be.
Injuries involving falls are also incredibly common, but there are two different types. One type of incident involves someone slipping and falling on the same level, while another involves someone falling to a lower level. Together they account for almost as many cases involving overexertion each year.
Finally, the third most common workplace injury we’re going to discuss is bodily reactions. This involves anyone who becomes injured when they bend over, reach for something, sit or stand for too long or even pulling a muscle while climbing.
The main goal of every business owner and employee should be to take the proper safety measures necessary for preventing injuries. However, sometimes safety protocols are ignored, often by the owner at the expense of the employee. If this has happened to you, it’s time to contact a lawyer.