On-the-job injuries are more common than you may think. In fact, a recent survey discovered that more than one in five Americans say that they have suffered some sort of injury due to their job or while working. The most common injuries that occur at the workplace are slip-and-fall injuries. These incidents can happen in a wide variety of work environments.
Whether a person slips at a factory, a business, a museum, a fast-food restaurant, a construction site, or a doctor’s office, all locations have the risk of a slip and fall of the building is not maintained or if the work site is neglected and there are trip or slip hazards that are not avoided. About 31% of all individuals who claim to be injured at work say that this is the reason that they suffered injury.
Following this, about 20% of all individuals say that they suffered a repetitive motion workplace injury. These are often common for those who work in factories and have to perform the same action many times a day. As well, typists often complain of severe carpal tunnel from continuous typing. 17% of injured workers say that they were injured by machinery at their place of work or were struck by an object.
Another 12 percent of all injured individuals claim that they were injured in a motor vehicle accident which occurred while they were working. Other injuries’ include musculoskeletal injuries from overexertion or heavy lifting, and workplace violence. Some workers also claim that they were injured by heat burns or chemical burns or that they suffered another type of injury.
Sadly, 21% of all injured workers say that they suffered an injury on the job that was serious enough for them to take time off work. If you have suffered any sort of workplace injury and believe that you deserve worker’s compensation for the pain and suffering that you have endured, don’t hesitate to contact a New York workers’ compensation lawyer at Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman to help you today!