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Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace accidents can include falls, getting struck by an object, car accidents, or getting caught between equipment. Whether you work at a construction site, factory, or in an office, work-related injuries are common. According to the Wellness Council of America, a worker is injured every five seconds and every ten seconds a worker sustains an injury which results in temporary or permanent disability. Each year, millions of workers are injured whether because of a specific accident or an occupational disease.

Common injuries include:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries (including sprains, strains, back injuries, head injuries, neck injuries), caused by factors such as overexertion, fatigue, and heavy lifting
  • Repetitive motion injuries (including carpal tunnel syndrome), caused by fixed position activities
  • Occupational exposure (including loss of hearing, allergic reactions, asthma, lung disease, and cancer), caused by toxins, gas, fluids, asbestos, lead paint, chemicals, mold, and silica dust
  • Heart attacks and strokes caused by job stress or strain

According to Business Insider, the most common injuries requiring days off include sprains, strains and tears (38%) and the most common source of these is overexertion in lifting and lowering. The most frequently injured body part is the back.

You Deserve Compensation When You're Recovering

Ultimately, no matter what kind of an injury you sustain and how you sustain it, if it occurs on-the-job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. While it is determined whether you will need temporary or permanent disability benefits, you are entitled to $10,000 in care during the investigation of your claim.

If you would like to learn more about how the workers’ compensation process works and safeguard your best interests while your claim is being investigated, contact a Fresno workers’ compensation attorney at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation today.

You can receive a free case evaluation from one of our attorneys by dialing 1-800-848-6288 now.

For a free case evaluation with Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation call 1-800-848-6288 today!

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