Whether you work in an office or a construction site, every worker in Texas
and throughout the United States is vulnerable to an injury on the job.
workplace injuries can help employees prevent from being involved in an unfortunate accident.
The following are the five most common workplace injuries:
Slips, trips, and falls – Accounting for approximately one-third of all workplace injuries,
they often occur when an employee slips on a wet surface or trips over
something on the ground. The types of injuries suffered in a slip, trip
or fall accident include head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, lacerations,
as well as sprains and strains. If you spot a slippery surface or tripping
hazard on the floor, either clean it up or report it to ensure the proper
signage warns people of the potential hazard.
Struck by falling objects – Whether the object fell from a tall shelf or many stories high,
the impact can cause serious and even fatal injuries, often involving
the head. Employee diligence and safety equipment such as hard hats can
keep workers safe. In an office setting, it is best to remind employees
how to properly store items.
Motor vehicle accidents – Employees who drive as part of their work duties can suffer injuries
in a vehicle accident, some of which can be severe and deadly. Employees
should take extra precaution by attending driver training, wearing seatbelts,
and obeying the state traffic laws to avoid collisions from happening.
Machinery entanglement – Employees who work with heavy machinery may be susceptible to entanglement,
which can occur when a worker’s body part or their clothing is caught
in the moving components of a machine. Attention to detail and protective
equipment are necessary to avoid such accidents.
Repetitive stress injuries – While many workplace injuries stem from a single traumatic incident,
others occur over a long period of time. Many jobs require workers to
perform the same tasks over and over again. The repetitive motions of
the job duties can lead to injuries such as muscle strain, vision issues,
and carpal tunnel syndrome. To reduce the chances of repetitive stress
injuries, employees must take frequent breaks, switch up routines, and
use the proper ergonomic equipment.
A workplace injury can result in high medical costs, lost wages from missing
time from work, and even permanent injuries that prevent you from returning
to your normal job duties. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help
you obtain workers’ compensation to recover financial compensation.
If you have suffered a workplace injury in Fort Worth,
contact the Law Office of James M. Stanley and request a free consultation today.