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Four Common Workplace Injuries

By Alpert Schreyer on February 9, 2012

On the job injuries are unfortunately very commonplace and happen to people in all different kinds of professions. According to the informational website, more than 4.1 million people in the United States suffer from a workplace-related injury or illness each year, and more than 2 million endure severe enough injuries that they are forced to miss work and need ongoing medical care. In order to increase awareness of occupation-related injuries among U.S. workers, the following is a list of four of the most common workplace injuries so individuals can try to avoid them:

  1. Lifting Injuries: Any worker is at risk for a lifting injury, but those who work in manufacturing and transportation jobs may be at the highest risk. Lifting injuries can cause severe back and muscle pain, and nearly a third of all workplace injuries are the result of lifting, which can cause musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Falls from Heights: Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries and a leading cause of work-related deaths, particularly among workers in mining, construction, and agricultural fields. Falls often result in painful sprains, strains, or tears, and can cause head injuries, knee injuries, fractures, and broken bones.
  3. Automobile Accidents: Any person who uses a vehicle for work is at risk for a job-related auto accident, such as a pizza delivery person getting into an accident during delivery. Most may find it surprising that automobile accidents are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S.
  4. Heavy Equipment: Numerous jobs, such as in the construction or manufacturing fields, require employees to use heavy equipment, which can be very dangerous if not properly maintained or used.

Being aware of some of the more common workplace injuries that can happen to employees around the country may help you to avoid a dangerous accident and painful injuries. However, if an employer fails to maintain a safe working environment for employees or properly educate workers on how to stay safe, he or she can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result. The Annapolis work injury attorneys of Alpert Schreyer can help injured workers in MD obtain compensation for their injuries to help recover from an on-the-job accidents. Please call (844) 632-7274 for a complimentary consultation.

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