An employer is responsible for the safety and well being of his or her employees. Many companies use risk management solutions to minimize injury, but some can still slip through the cracks. Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, L.L.P. can represent you if you have been injured at work and are seeking compensation. The most common work injuries are not often very serious, but they still require compensation from employers.
Most Frequently Claimed Injuries
The following is a countdown of the five most common work injuries:
- Overwork injuries – Although working hard is commendable, working too hard can lead to injuries including strained muscles, carpal tunnel, and back-related muscle problems.
- Slipping – Whether losing traction on ice, a wet floor or just a particularly slick surface, slipping is the second most common type of work-related injury.
- Bodily falling from height – There are several industries where working conditions are dangerous, but many people do not always consider stairs to be one. Falling from atop a staircase, upper floor balcony, or scaffoldings are some of the most deadly work accidents.
- Struck by a falling object – One does not need to work on a construction site to be struck by a falling object. It happens more often than one might think in offices and other places of business around the country.
- Inattentive walking – As embarrassing as it is to walk into something when not paying attention, it is the cause of many workplace injuries and can happen practically anywhere.
Getting Help After an Injury
If you have been injured while working your employer is obliged to provide adequate compensation. In some cases, you may want to hire the assistance of a personal injury lawyer so that you can be sure you are receiving proper benefits, even if you have been the victim of one of the most common work injuries.