Workplace accidents are extremely common. In fact, three million people were injured in a workplace accident in 2015. There were nearly 5,000 fatal workplace accidents in 2014. Despite the fact that precautions have been taken to keep people safe in the workplace, accidents are still on the rise.
Most Common Accidents
Overexertion injuries are among the most common. These accidents occur as the result of holding, carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Overexertion injuries are not only one of the most common workplace injuries, they are also one of the most expensive injuries. Falls are another one of the most common workplace injuries. This is also one of the most preventable injuries. Making sure that spills are cleaned up and objects are removed from the floor are the best things that can be done in order to prevent falls.People are also injured by falling objects. The head is the part of the body that is injured most often by a falling object. A head injury can be serious and cause long-term complications. Making sure that dangerous objects are kept in a place where they cannot fall on people will prevent a workplace injury.Additionally, repetitive injuries are extremely common. Any activity that one keeps doing repeatedly can put one at risk for suffering an injury. Repetitive motions put strain on the body. Proper training can minimize the risk of a repetitive injuries.
What to do if you Have Suffered a Workplace Injury
A workplace accident can be life-changing. You may not be able to work for a long time because of an injury. You may also have to pay expensive medical bills. Additionally, workers compensation and insurance companies may under-compensate people. That is why you need to hire an attorney. Your lawyer can help you maximize your benefits. Contact Cramer & Martinez, LLP today for a free consultation.