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The 3 Most Common Occupational Illnesses

Sept. 20, 2016

Workplace accidents are much more common than you might think. Each year, over 5 million people suffer from workplace injuries or illness. There are some workplace injuries that are more common than others. Knowing the dangers can help you avoid accidents, and if an accident happens you will know that you are not alone.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of workplace injury. Slips happen from spills and wet floors that are not properly marked or issues that are not resolved. Trips happen when items are left in walkways, causing a tripping hazard. Falls can happen from either slips or trips, or they can happen off of ladders or catwalks. Slips, trips, and falls can result in minor or very severe injuries, depending on the situation.

Moving Machinery

Another common workplace injury is the result of moving machinery. You may become caught in moving machinery such as a manufacturing or factory situation, or you may be struck by moving machinery such as a forklift accident. These situations can result in very severe injuries, such as loss of fingers or limbs.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries occur when you perform the same movements to complete your work tasks again and again throughout your workday. Over time you may find that you develop pain and limited movement in knees, elbows, wrists, hands, or back. While there is no specific incident that caused the injury, repetitive stress injuries also qualify for worker’s compensation benefits.

If you have been injured on the job in these or any other hazardous situation, contact us today for more information on how we can help. We offer free consultations and can help you get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today.