A workplace injury takes place on the job site.
The most common accidents on-the-job are physical accidents. Many workplace incidents result from poor working conditions, slip and fall accidents, tripping hazards, lousy lighting, and lifting heavy objects.
One of the most common work-related injuries is slip, trip, and fall accidents.
Work-related accidents can cause many physical injuries, from pulled muscles and tendons to broken ankles and wrists to injuries to the head, face, neck, and back.
If a person hits their head or neck in the “right” way after a slip, or their spinal cord, it can lead to paralysis, disability, and death.
What are Common Work-Related Injuries?
Employees are exposed to potential workplace accidents every day: spills, obstacles, broken equipment, toxic fumes, and more.
As hundreds of thousands of workplace accidents occur annually, property and business owners must take proper precautions. These are some of the most common workplace accidents that cause work-related injuries:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Muscle strains due to trips and slips or heavy lifting
- Being hit by falling objects
- Crashes and collisions with workplace machinery
- Exposure to hazardous materials
If you have been injured at work through no fault, contact our attorneys for advice regarding a lawsuit to recover compensation. Call: (302) 428-8800.
How Do You Prevent Work-Related Injuries?
Property and company owners must be proactive in maintaining a safe work environment for employees. If you get injured on the job despite these efforts, these are a few ways you can prevent other workplace accidents in the future:
- Be aware of your surroundings, especially around heavy machinery or heavy objects
- In environments that might be prone to leaks and spills, such as manufacturing, try to avoid the area altogether
- If you have weight limitations, let your employer know, and don’t push yourself
- If you have preexisting conditions or issues, request workplace accommodations from your employer
If you have additional questions on workplace safety, contact our legal team for help with your safety. Call: (302) 428-8800.
If I Was Injured, Will Legal Representation Help?
Workplace accidents are common, even with the best measures, training, and workplace safety programs. Many potential obstacles are lurking throughout the workplace. While a slip and fall accident might sound innocent, you could break your neck and become disabled or injure your spinal cord and never walk again.
Slip and fall accidents and other workplace incidents can significantly hinder your future and cause significant financial consequences due to medical treatment and expenses, hospital stays, lost wages, and more. Serious accidents can be life-changing.
When you are injured at work and unsure where to turn, consider the help of an attorney. Our law firm can review your case and determine if you have a personal injury lawsuit. If we win, you can potentially recover damages and restitution to cover your medical bills, lost and future income.
Call our legal team and discuss your case today: (302) 428-8800.