Work Injury

Work Injury

Work injuries are often covered by state workers’ compensation programs, and these programs vary by state.  However, when the work injuries are caused by negligence on the part of an employer or others, the injured worker may be eligible for additional compensation in a civil legal action.

Types of Work Injuries

A few of the more common categories of work injuries are:

  • Blunt-force impact from a falling object
  • Commercial vehicle accidents (e.g., while driving as part of the job)
  • Construction site accidents
  • Electrocution, fires, explosions
  • Falls from heights
  • Manufacturing and machinery/equipment accidents
  • Mining and logging injuries
  • Toxic exposure

Top Ten Safety Violations Causing Work Injuries

According to the federal jobsite safety agency, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the “top 10” most frequently cited safety violations at worksites involve:

1. Scaffolding
2. Fall protection
3. Hazard communication
4. Lockout/tagout (a safety procedure that ensures that machines are shut off while being serviced)
5. Powered industrial trucks
6. Ladders
7. Machine guarding
8. Respiratory protection
9. Electrical (wiring)
10. Electrical (general requirements)

Contact an Experienced Attorney about Your Work Injury

Whether the work injuries are immediately apparent after an accident or they take more time to manifest, a skilled personal injury attorney will help ensure that the injured worker’s losses and damages are fully compensated. To discuss your work injury case with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact us today.

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