There are many kinds of injuries that can take place in the workplace, but there are a few that happen more than others. Some of the most common injuries include violent acts on the job, repetitive motion injuries and machine entanglement.
What is a violent act?
A violent act can be anything from someone pushing you to stabbing you at work. Since the injury takes place on the job, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation, especially if it’s a disgruntled coworker who causes an issue.
Why are repetitive motion injuries so prominent?
This is most common in workplaces like factories, where workers repeat the same motions several times a minute. While these injuries are less obvious at first, over time, they can wear down the body and cause strain.
Is machine entanglement really that common?
It can be. Consider this: If you work around any kind of machine with moving parts, you could become entangled in it. A loose piece of fabric, long hair not held back properly or even body parts can get caught in the machinery. Preventing this requires machine guarding and safety procedures that all employees should follow.
What should you do if you suffer from one of these problems in the workplace?
The first step is always to report the incident and get medical help. After that, you could reach out to a workers’ compensation attorney to learn more about local laws or file a claim through your employer for workers’ compensation directly. If your claim is denied, you have the opportunity to appeal following that decision.
Source: Arbill, “Top 10 Most Common Workplace INjuries,” Julie Copeland, accessed Sep. 29, 2016