What Are Some of the Most Common Workplace Injuries?
No matter what your job is, all kinds of injuries can occur in the workplace which can cost both the employer and the employee valuable time and money.
Workplace injuries can cover a wide field, but some common examples include the following:
– Slips and falls: Slips and falls are a large liability to a company. A person can fall and, in the process, hit their head, injure their back or fracture a bone.
– Vehicle related accidents: While vehicles have become far safer in recent years, many car crashes still occur. These include being struck or run over by a moving vehicle, falling from a vehicle, being struck by objects falling from a vehicle and getting crushed by or stuck under an overturned vehicle.
– Fall objects: Merchandise or equipment falling from above can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries.
– Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries: Workers who do the same repetitive motions daily can experience injuries in their ligaments, muscles, and nerves. Cashiers, office workers, and assembly line workers are especially susceptible.
If you are injured at work, finding an experienced work accident attorney is crucial when trying to seek compensation. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers will help you get compensated. We are a leader in the field of workers’ compensation law and have earned the reputation as aggressive advocates for injured workers before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
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