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Common Workplace Injuries

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Accident will occur no matter what or where we are and the workplace is not an exception. Employers strive to provide a safe working environment. Being aware of the possible hazards can help employees avoid injuries. Taking the time to learn about common workplace accidents is beneficial for both employers and employees. Unfortunately, injuries at work cannot be completely avoided. If you are the victim of a workplace injury, you are entitled to benefits to help with costs such as your loss of income and medical bills. Our accomplished Maryland workers’ compensation lawyers can assist you with filing your workers’ compensation claim. We will evaluate your claim and help you determine the best plan so you can receive your rightful legal benefits.

On-The-Job Injuries You Face Every Day

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private employers reported 2.9 million nonfatal workplace accidents were reported in 2016. This means millions of accidents caused work-related injuries just last year alone. These accidents mean employees are forced to miss work to get proper medical treatment. This means injured workers’ face loss of income as well as costly medical fees. Workers’ suffer from both physical injuries and financial burdens when they are involved in work related accidents. To help reduce accidents, it is helpful to know what injuries employees’ face while at work. Being aware of the possible harms employees’ face on a daily basis can help prevent injuries. If you know the dangers you face, you can try to avoid or minimize your risk. Common workplace injuries include:

  • Falling Objects
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Repetitive Motion
    • Repetitive strain injury is seen when a person conducts the same type of motion over time that leads to injury. A common activity that can cause long-term damage is computer usage. Spending hours typing and looking at a computer screen can lead to muscle strain, vision impairment, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Trips, Falls, and Slips
  • Machinery Incidents

Get Legal Help Today

Working with insurance companies to receive compensation for your injury can be a frustrating and intense process. Insurance companies are concerned with their bottom line and not your injury. To avoid this unfair treatment, contact an attorney to advocate on your behalf. The Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Associates, LLC are here to fight for your benefits. Contact our skilled Glen Burnie workers’ compensation attorneys for a free consultation today. We can help you get your benefits as soon as possible so you do not have to suffer further from your injury. You will not be charged any attorney fees or expenses unless your case is successful. Maryland law affords you compensation for your workplace accident. We make sure you get the full coverage the law provides you.

Resource:

bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

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