Each year, workplace injuries add up to hundreds of billions of dollars in both direct and indirect costs. Millions of people are victims in these injuries, which affect workers of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. Safety and caution in the workplace is the best method for handling work injuries. The following article lists a few of the most common causes of workplace injuries:
- Overexertion: Accounting for nearly a quarter of all workplace injuries, overexertion poses a serious problem. Actions like lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, or carrying can all contribute to overexertion, and commonly result in back injuries. Handling oversized objects or using the improper technique is more likely to cause overexertion.
- Falling: All employees are faced with the possibility of falling at work, whether there’s unstable equipment, greasy floors, uneven surfaces, or simply a loss of balance. Though falls normally result in sprains, strains, or tears, many other injuries of the body may occur that are painful, long-lasting, and can result in time away from work.
- Being Struck by an Object: One of the most underrated workplace injuries is being struck by an object, even though it is the second leading cause of non-fatal injuries. Such an object can be anything in the workplace, presenting a variety of opportunities for an accident.
- Repetitive Motion: Many jobs require workers to repeat an action over and over again. Whether it’s working on an assembly line or a desk job involving typing, such repetitive actions are severely stressful to the body. Repetitive motions can potentially cause hundreds of different types of injuries, all due to a mismatch between what the body is capable of and what the job requires.
If you find yourself the victim of a workplace injury, then take appropriate action. At The Carlson Law Firm, our experienced attorneys can help you to receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call (888) 335-7492.