The workplace can extremely be a very hazardous place, even when that workplace is just an office. Whether you work in a warehouse, an oil rig, or a cubicle, you could be susceptible to suffering serious injuries while on the job. According to OSHA, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014 and thousands more suffered serious injuries. These are serious numbers that demonstrate how dangerous the workplace can be for any worker.
There are countless injuries that often plague people while on the jobs including burns, loss of vision or hearing, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, loss of limb, broken bones, sprains, whiplash, and much more. Other common injuries can include cuts, abrasion, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back injuries.
Keep reading the blog to find out the leading causes for these common injuries!
What Are the Top Causes of These Injuries?
No matter what type of workplace injury you are suffering from, you are probably trying to figure out what or who caused you injury so that you can make sure hold them responsible. Even in cases where mainly your own human error is to blame, it is important to understand how the injury occurred so you can request proper workers’ compensation for your medical costs and lost wages.
Some of the most common sources of workplace injuries include:
- Falls to lower levels
- Slips / trips and falls
- Overexertion due to lifting / lowering
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Machine crushing or entanglement
- Work-related vehicle accidents
- Falling objects or debris
In many cases, these types of accidents are not just caused by a small mistake or simple mishap of a busy worker. In fact, many workplace accidents are tied to employer or fellow employee negligence, manufacturer negligence, or another third party’s negligence. Determining the type of injury you suffered, what caused the injury, and who caused the injury all play a crucial part in ensuring you get the maximum compensation you deserve following a serious workplace accident.
Reach Out to Arnold & Itkin for Counsel
Were you injured while on the job? Don’t take your injuries lightly! Serious workplace accidents call for serious legal representation. That is exactly what you will find when you call on Arnold & Itkin.