Serious workplace injuries occur more frequently than you might be aware
of. In fact, 3.3 million people suffer workplace injuries that they never
fully recover from. Although an accident can happen at any time, it is
the responsibility of the employer to maintain a safe work environment.
Employers are also required to have
workers’ compensation insurance to cover workplace injuries. Despite this requirement, some
injured workers end up having their injury claim denied.
At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we are committed to helping
injured workers obtain the compensation that they are entitled to. In
this blog, we talk about common workplace injuries that employees tend
to suffer and how to prevent them.
Office politics and other disagreements at work can lead to violent confrontations
that might result with serious physical injuries. Keeping an eye out for
suspicious activities and being diligent around employees who might be
violent can help limit violent attacks at work.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Typing and frequently using computers can cause back pain, vision problems,
and carpal tunnel syndrome. Using ergonomic equipment can reduce injuries
that result from repetitive motions.
Walking Into Injuries
Employees accidently walking into solid objects like walls, doors, and
windows during the course of their work can cause head, knee, neck, and
foot injuries. Keeping workspaces free form clutter can reduce these accidents
Falling Object Injuries
Employees working in storage areas with large shelfs need to watch out
for falling objects. Accidents caused by falling objects tend to result
with serious head injuries. Like other injuries on this list, keeping
workspaces clear of dangerous objects and using proper safety equipment
can help keep workers safe.
Wet and slippery floors often cause workers to slip, while debris and dirty
work areas tend to lead to tripping accidents. Employees need to pay close
attention to what is going on around them and should adhere to cleaning
and safety procedures that will make their work environment safer.
Have you been injured at work? Has your employer denied your workers’
compensation claim? Contact our New York City workers’ comp lawyers
to get started on your free consultation.