5 Common Workers' Compensation Injuries

Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Nov-2017

There are often many dangers in a workplace, and employers have a responsibility to keep things reasonably safe. Unfortunately, their failure to do so leads to many serious injuries each year. If you or someone you love has suffered due to the negligence of an employer, contact our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers today to pursue justice.

#1: Overexertion

Injuries which stem from lifting too much, pulling too hard, or similar will typically be considered overexertion injuries. These can happen in any workplace, but are most common in warehouses, retail stores, and construction sites.

#2: Slip & Falls or Trip & Falls

These kinds of injuries are the number 2 cause of workplace accidents. The injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident can range from minor scrapes and bruises to severe brain injury, and nearly everything in between. These accidents, along with trip and fall accidents, are especially dangerous because they can happen in any workplace. Common causes of these accidents include wet floors, electrical wires, spills, and other hazards.

#3: Falling From an Elevated Area

Work environments featuring elevated areas like roofs, ladders, and stairways frequently have this type of injury. There is always a danger of falling when working on a ladder, roof, or other elevated area. Smaller falls can still lead to serious injury, and falls from tall roofs and other platforms can have devastating results. Construction workers, warehouse workers, and other parties are especially susceptible these accidents.

#4: Auto Accidents

Car crashes can lead to serious and even fatal injuries. Truck drivers, security guards, and even pizza delivery drivers can be involved in one of these accidents, along with anyone else who drives for a living. Sometimes they are injured by the vehicles themselves, or by items falling off of the vehicles. Auto accidents can result in neck injuries, head injuries, broken limbs, and other traumatic injuries. In some cases, you may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim even if you were simply commuting at the time of the accident.

#5: Machinery Accidents

Factories that use heavy equipment and machinery tend to have are large amount of these types of accidents. Machinery accidents can lead to some of the most serious and devastating injuries suffered in the workplace. Heavy machinery can include construction equipment, factory machines, and even machines like trash compactors, all of which are capable of causing serious harm. Clothing, shoes, fingers, and hair can become entangled in machines and cause severe or traumatic injuries.

Don’t hesitate to pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Call (818) 946-0608 today to speak to our Glendale team of workers’ comp lawyers.

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