No matter how ordinary and seemingly safe a job may be, can still put people at risk of certain injuries. Jobs in Construction and manufacturing have more risks, but even office workers, healthcare professionals, and teachers can get job-related injuries. Knowing the most common workplace injuries is an important step towards preventing it. The following are some of the most common workplace injuries:
- Falls on same level
- Falls to lower level
- Bodily reaction
- Struck by object
- Highway incident
- Caught in or compressed by
- Repetitive motion
- Struck against object
- Assaults/violent acts
Injuries caused by overexertion include pulled muscles, sprains and strains. Common causes of overexertion include excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing. Back, shoulders and legs are the most common body parts to be effected by overexertion injuries.
A fall on the same level occurs when a worker trips, slips or missteps, causing them to fall to the ground. This type of fall can cause multiple injuries such as back injuries, broken arm, hand, wrist, hip, back or ankle, concussion, traumatic brain injury, herniated disc(s) and back injury.
This involves falling from a raised surface, such as a ladder or scaffolding. Construction workers are most at risk for this injury.
These injuries occur when a person slips or trips without falling. Muscles may be strained or sprained as the body attempts to keep itself upright.
This type of injury occurs when an object falls off of a raised surface and hits a worker. Examples include tools falling or being dropped from a high height, boxes falling from shelves and rocks being kicked up by machines on a construction site.
Workers who are in the road construction field are the most likely to be harmed in this way. However, landscapers and police officers are often hit by passing vehicles.
Those working in manufacturing plants and on farms are particularly susceptible to this accident. Machinery may catch a piece of clothing, pulling a limb in and crushing or amputating it. Many of these accidents are caused by missing guards or safety warnings.
When a body part is used repeatedly in the same way, stress and strain can affect the body. For example, the repeated strain of lifting heavy boxes can cause a back injury.
This injury occurs when a worker trips or walks into an object. Walking into a swinging door can be one of them.
Injury caused by fights that occur on the job site.
If you have been injured at work, then you may be eligible to receive workers compensation. You need to seek the help of a construction accident lawyer to claim compensation for your injuries.
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