Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
- Slips and Falls
- Defective Products
- Equipment Malfunction
- Falling Objects
- Exposure to Harmful Chemicals/Materials
There are many factors that play into an accident on the job. For example, maybe your boss was negligent about getting the workplace up to code and you were injured because of it. Or perhaps you've contracted an occupational disease after continual exposure to certain chemicals. No matter what brings you to our door, we can help.
Types of Workplace Injuries
The range of types and severity levels of injuries one can suffer at work are vast, and may depend on your profession. Some common workplace injuries include:
- Muscle Sprains
- Broken Bones
- Respiratory Diseases
There are other workplace injuries that can have a catastrophic effect on your life, such as:
- Permanent or Partial Loss of Use of a Body Part
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Damage
What to do after an on-the-job accident
After an accident, stress and confusion often overwhelm the victim. No matter how minor your injury might seem, it’s important to let your employer know immediately if you have been injured at work. Then you should seek proper medical attention and be sure to follow your doctor’s orders to begin the road to recovery. Be sure to keep copies of your medical records and bills.
As soon as possible after the accident, you will want to contact a worker’s compensation lawyer to review your case. This will give you a legal advantage, as while as bringing stress relief to an uncertain time in your life.