There are many different accidents and injuries that can happen at work, and there are a list of different work accident claims to represent these injuries. If you are curious about the most common claims that people make, then read on to find out. The vast majority of all work accidents can be placed into at least one of the following categories.
Falling From Heights
You may not think so, but falling from heights has the highest fatality rate amongst all of the accidents at work. This injury can be as simple as falling off a ladder, or as devastating as a window cleaner falling from the top of a building. Falling from heights can be incredibly devastating, and it has caused a variety of broken bones, ligament and joint problems and even permanent pain and injury.
Lifting and Carrying
Lifting and carrying injuries are rarely very serious, but they can become very worrisome after years of carrying heavy objects. You may not be able to place this in your work accident claim if the company was responsible about how you lifted items. For example, if the business gave you equipment and safety lessons about how to properly carry boxes and other items, then you may be unable to claim this as an injury.
However, there are also businesses that just expect people to pick up objects without any regard for safety or injury. If the business didn’t create a safe environment and you strain or break something, then you are eligible to sue.
Road accidents occur to many different people. This can occur to truckers, postal office workers, taxi drivers and even salespeople if they use a car for their job. If your job involves driving and you are in an accident, then you may be able to sue. The accidents that occur can range from hitting another car, falling out of the vehicle and if the vehicle breaks (no brakes, the engine dies, etc.) and you are injured as a result.
Slips and Falls
This is easily one of the most common work accidents that can occur almost anywhere. Liquid can spill almost anywhere, and it can also pose a threat to your safety. While you may not be able to sue if you don’t sustain any injuries, slipping and falling has caused broken bones, muscular problems and permanent pain.
If the business does not use a wet floor sign or mop up the spill, then you are commonly eligible to sue.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Do you have to do the same action over and over again during work? This can cause the joints and muscles to wear, and it can also lead to severe pain in the affected area. According to major reports, about 1 in 50 are afflicted with this injury.
There are many accidents that can occur at work, and this list just shows you some of the most common work accident claim injuries. If you are ever hurt at work, whether or not due to negligence, then you should contact a lawyer to see if you are eligible to sue.
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