What Injuries are at Risk While Working?

What Injuries are at Risk While Working?

Whether you are working from home or in the office, there is always a risk of obtaining an injury. Depending on the type of work you are doing, you may receive a different type of injuries.

Did you know that on average, about 120 individuals receive an injury every day in California?

Even though your job may seem perfectly secure, there is always a chance of getting injured. Here are some of the most common injuries which may occur every day and at almost every job.

Slip and Fall

No matter where you are working, there is always a chance that you may slip over something and end up on your back. As a result, you may receive one of the following injuries:

  • Back injury
  • Head or brain injury
  • Spine injury
  • Broken Limb
  • Strains

Did you know that slipping and falling is the reason behind almost 70 percent of all job-related injuries? Keep that in mind the next time you see a “caution: slippery floor” sign. If you do end up receiving an injury at work, consult with one of our Workers Compensation Attorneys in Los Angeles and seek professional guidance. You may be eligible for workers compensation. Schedule a free consultation and learn more today!

Repetitive Motion Injury

Another common type of injury is due to a repetitive motion. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again and putting pressure on a particular part of your body (for example writing, doing the heavy lifting), the chances are that you are going to receive a repetitive motion injury. One common type of such injury is also known as carpal tunnel injury. Over 5 percent of all working Americans end up receiving a repetitive motion injury. This is a serious injury, one that should never be neglected.

Falling From Heights

If you are working in an elevated area, the chances are that you are going to lose your ground and end on your back. Construction workers know what this means, and understand the full risk of working on elevation. Every mistake could be fatal, and every mistake could be your last one.

Even while working on a construction site, you may end up receiving a slip and fall injury. These two types of injuries (slip & fall and falling from heights) are connected and the consequences may be deadly. Be extremely careful the next time you go to work.

Overexertion

Pushing yourself to the limits is something many individuals will do during their life. This involves heavy pushing, lifting, throwing, carrying and other exertions that put a lot of stress on the body and muscles. It is among the most common workplace injuries and one that could land you the highest amount of compensation. If you ever receive an injury due to overexertion, contact our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys, schedule a consultation and find out what you can do to receive the compensation you deserve. Act quickly, as you only have a certain amount of time to file for workers’ compensation.

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