Workplace injuries can happen in a variety of different ways and many occur without warning. There are some workplace injuries that are more common than others, many of which can be caused by another person’s negligence. In this article, we take a look at a list of the top 10 workplace injuries commonly seen by workers comp attorneys Columbia SC to Charlotte NC, which could potentially lead to a workers’ compensation claim.
Basically, this means a person has hit their absolute limits physically and/or mentally. This can be caused by constant and repeated physical activity which could include lifting, pushing, climbing and other activities. It can also occur when a person’s body is contorted while working or exposed to extreme temperatures. What happens is that the body starts to fatigue from so much stress that it eventually gives out. This could affect numerous parts of the body. Most common being the soft tissue, joints, and spinal discs.
Trip and Fall
Exposure to Hazardous Materials
There needs to be proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials on a job site. If chemicals, biological or radiological hazardous materials are mishandled it could create toxic vapors, explosion, fire, or contamination. An exposure to hazardous materials could lead to serious consequences, which is why safety is stressed in these environments.
Hit by a Falling Object
Slip and Fall
Anxiety and Stress
Some workplaces put a lot of pressure on workers and that can take a mental toll. It is just as important to provide a workplace where employees’ mental state is not impacted in a negative way.
Fall to a Lower Level
Elevated worksites, or ones that take place on multiple levels, run the risk of employees falling down a level or more. Workers could sustain serious injuries or death if this were to occur. It is important to follow safety measures and wear harnesses when necessary.
Throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, Stewart Law Offices can help workers who have been injured on the job. We can provide you with an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer who will answer any question you may have and fight to get the benefits and compensation you rightfully deserve.