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What Are the Most Common Types of Work Accidents?

Every workplace is capable of having workplace accidents. Many people think that they are only limited to dangerous jobs like those in construction but, the truth is, you can just as easily sustain a workplace injury in an office. Here is the truth: Different jobs call for many different scenarios, each one having its own dangers to prepare for. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may wonder where to turn.

Common Types of Workplace Accidents

A variety of workplace accidents take place every single day. Today we will focus on some of the most common.

Overexertion Injury Workplace lawyerOffice Accidents: Offices are not free from danger. Some of the most common injuries that you may sustain working in an office include trips over wires, repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel, muscle strains, and back injuries.

Another type of serious injury that occurs in offices, and a variety of other workplaces, are slip and fall accidents. In fact, according to research, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims every year in America. Some common injuries associated with these serious accidents include fractures, sprains, knee injuries, and injuries to the hands or wrists.

Construction Accidents: Construction sites tend to be inherently dangerous, which is why employees must always be trained for the construction site. With heavy equipment being used constantly and hazardous materials, construction industry accidents bring their own concerns. Some accidents commonly occur on cranes, scaffolds, ladders, forklifts, and from building collapse and falling objects.  

Mining Accidents: Because miners work hundreds of feet below the surface, there are risks. Often times, they are working with heavy machinery and explosives and subjected to harsh environments. Miners are more likely to be injured than workers in many professions every year.

Warehouse Accidents: Warehouse workers find themselves in dangerous positions every year. Some of the common injuries that occur in warehouses include back injuries, repetitive stress injuries, forklift injuries, injuries relating to lifting, and more. If you work in a factory and have been injured, you have rights.

You Have Rights

As an employee, you have a right to safety. If your employer does not abide by safe work practices and you fall victim to an accident, your employer could be held liable when you receive injuries. Employers have a broad range of duties that they must comply with to ensure that all hazards are eliminated from your workplace. As an employee, you have rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which gives you the right to medical attention and possible workers’ compensation when you have suffered losses in the workplace.

Employers are expected to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to take care of your medical expenses, lost wages, and more after your injury. Have you been injured in the workplace and want to know more about your rights? Turn to an attorney who cares about your rights at The Nye Law Group in North Carolina. We care about your rights and want to help you with every aspect of your case. Call us today at 855-636-9277.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/employers-responsible-accidents-workplace-11237.html

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