The Most Common Workers’ Compensation Claims
Have you been injured while at work? Workers’ compensation injuries can occur at any time and not all of them happen suddenly or cause life-threatening injuries. From stress injuries to severe slip and falls, workers’ compensation is there to protect you.
The Most Common Workplace Injuries
Contrary to popular belief, injuries can occur even in jobs that are not physically demanding. Individuals who work in a vast array of fields experience injuries while at work, from stress injuries to slip and falls. The most common injuries resulting in workers’ compensation claims might surprise you.
Overexertion occurs when you overexert your body. Often, an overexertion injury occurs after attempting to pull, push or lift something incorrectly or too suddenly. Although overexertion occurs most often in fields such as construction and labor, it can also occur in offices and other fields not necessarily physically demanding.
Repetitive Strain or Stress Injury
Injuries such as carpaltunnel can be extremely painful and linked to repetitive workplace tasks. Doing a motion over and over places stress on certain points in your body, creating a strain. If you experience strain from repetition, it’s best to report your symptoms as soon as they occur. You must be able to connect your stress injury with a task in the workplace to solidify your case.
Slips and Falls
Slip-and-fallaccidents can happen in any industry, from construction to medical. These accidents can cause minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries such as bone breaks and severe head injuries. If your slip-and-fall accident occursin the workplace or while conducting a work-related task, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation.
Injuries Involving an Object
These injuries are caused by objects that fall onto an employee or by an object that breaks an employee’s fall. Such accidents most often occur in industries such as construction and labor. Common consequences include breaks, head injuries andeven death.
Car and Truck Accident Injuries
While on the clock, semi-truck drivers, police officers anddelivery truck operators can experience accidents on the road that cause severe injuries. But car and truck accidents aren’t limited to just these occupations. Even individuals who work in an office setting may be able to file for workers’ compensation when completing a task that requires driving.
You May Be Able to Get Compensation for Your Injuries
Regardless of the injuryyou’ve endured while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, medical care andlost wages. To discover more about your case, it’s important to enlist the help of a dedicated and experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you understand your rights under the law. At Brazil Law Group, we provide free case evaluations and the answers you need for success.
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