Most full-time employees spent 40 hours a week or more on the job. That works out to 2,240 hours annually or more than 93 full days of work. It then makes sense, given how much time people spend at work, that workplace injuries are common. Anyone who reports to work should understand what types of injuries they are most at risk of suffering and what to do if they are injured.
Below is a list of some of the most common injuries that workers suffer from in the workplace. Familiarize yourself with this list so that you know what to look out for.
- Trips, slips, and falls. Falling accidents can happen in literally any workplace. Uneven flooring, slippery surfaces, and unmarked stairs can all lead to falling accidents, which can result in a significant injury.
- Repetitive stress or motion injuries. If you perform the same physical movements every day, you may develop a repetitive motion injury like carpal tunnel or tendonitis. These injuries often go ignored for longer than is safe or healthy, and it can be challenging to identify that they were contracted at work.
- Crashes and collisions. Many workers are required to drive as part of their job duties. Car accidents can happen to company vehicles just as easily as they can happen to private cars.
- Hearing damage. If you are regularly exposed to loud noises, it can lead to permanent hearing damage.
- Cuts and lacerations. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or merely cutting the cake for a coworker’s birthday celebration in the breakroom, cuts can and do happen in the workplace.
- Inhalation of toxic fumes. You do not have to work in a lab or with chemicals to experience exposure to toxic fumes. Cleaning supplies, asbestos, and pest control measures can expose workers to dangerous levels of toxic materials.
If you or a loved one was hurt in the workplace, you likely have the grounds for a legal case. Contact Grupo Via Dorada with the details of your situation, and we can help represent you. Do not suffer alone. Collect the compensation you are entitled to with a team of dedicated lawyers on your side.