Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Statistics from 2010 records show that over 4,500 American workers were fatally harmed while performing their day-to-day job activities and about a million suffered from non-lethal workplace injuries. Of these many injuries and accidents, some tend to affect American workers more often, including:
- Body parts, such as fingers and hair, or everyday wear, like shoes and clothing, becoming entangled with a part of a machine, usually in a place like a factory where heavy equipment is used.
- Repetitive motion injuries, which are less obvious but can also cause insurmountable health dangers in the long run. Examples of repetitive motion injuries are back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and vision problems due to using the computer 24/7.
- Falling objects, which are usually dropped from a high vantage point. Wearing protective gear, such as hard hats, can help lessen the prevalence of injuries.
Suffering a serious workplace injury can be difficult, but may be easier to deal with when you have the help of a lawyer from Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC. Get in touch with us by calling our Raleigh office at 919-851-3311 today.