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5 Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries You Should Know

There are over 1.5 million workplace injuries every year. The majority of accidents that result in a workplace injury may have been prevented if proper care had been taken to make sure the environment was safe. Accidents do happen, however, that are beyond the control of either the employer or the employee.

Employers will often research their company’s past history and compare it with the types of worker’s compensation claims that are reported. By comparing these statistics, they can take proactive measures to reduce the number of workplace injury claims they must handle each year.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents normally involve one of the following five activities or materials:

  • Handling materials or moving freight
  • Trips, and slip and fall accidents
  • Running into or being struck by an object or piece of freight
  • Mishandling of tools or a malfunction while the tool or machine is in operation
  • Trauma injuries that are caused by repetitive or cumulative actions that cause strain on a specific area

Each accident must be thoroughly reviewed to determine the exact cause and possible fault.

Workplace Injuries

Commonly reported workplace injuries can include any of the following:

  • Strains or sprains
  • Punctures, cuts, lacerations, or other types of open wounds
  • Contusions and bruising
  • Inflammation and swelling (possible dislocation of a joint)
  • Broken bones or fractures of varying degrees (compound break, greenstick fractures, etc.)

Each type of workplace injury can range from mild to severe and should be immediately examined to determine the extent of the trauma. All injuries, no matter how minor, should be immediately reported to a supervisor so that the worker can receive medical attention.

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Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Co- owner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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