What Are Some Common Workplace Injuries?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle July 19 2022 6:56 pm

What Are Some Common Workplace Injuries?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle July 19 2022 6:56 pm
What Are Some Common Workplace Injuries?

You might be surprised by some common workplace injuries. For example, did you know violence is actually a common cause of injury while working? Whether you work in one of the most dangerous professions or not, violence could still be a cause of on-the-job injury. For the record, the professions most likely to get hurt at work are loggers, pilots, oil/gas/mining workers, roofers, garbage collectors, iron workers, delivery drivers, farmers, firefighters, crossing guards, crane operators, construction workers, landscapers, highway maintenance crews, cement masons, mechanics, and police officers.

No matter what your profession might be, if you are hurt on the job, you should speak with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

Common Workplace Injury: Slip & Fall

These accidents are common everywhere, so it’s no surprise that they are also common at work. Some work environments are more prone to slip and fall injuries. If that is the case at your workplace, familiarize yourself with OSHA’s procedures for a fall that leaves you completely on your back. This particular type of slip and fall accident can have long-term consequences if not handled properly.

Common Workplace Injury: Repetitive Motion

It’s no shock that repetitive motion causes common workplace injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one example. This medical condition develops from spending all day typing, which results in wrist pain from the unnatural angle at which the wrists spend all day poised over the keyboard. Carpal Tunnel actually results in nerve damage over time.

Common Workplace Injury: Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

If you’ve ever been in a nail salon, you realize how exposure to toxic fumes and harsh chemicals can be a serious issue. Nail technicians wear face masks, run fans, wear protective gloves, and more, but the reality is that these workers are spending all day, every day breathing in a chemical that gives most people a headache in the hour they are exposed to it during their manicure. PPE or personal protective equipment is essential and should not be overlooked because it makes the job a bit harder or is uncomfortable. Cleaning crews should also familiarize themselves with the symptoms of bleach poisoning.

Common Workplace Injuries

Common Workplace Injury: Being Struck by Objects

This is a workplace injury common in some work atmospheres but basically non-existent in others. Some jobs, like construction or mining, face falling debris, swinging machinery, blunt-force trauma and so on due to the nature of the work and the type of machinery involved. These injuries can be very serious, leading to internal injuries, head trauma, blindness, and more.

Common Workplace Injury: Violence

Workplace violence is a common source of on-the-job injuries sadly. Workers may dispute, domestic violence perpetrators may stalk their victims while they are on the job, and workers that interact with the public may also be subject to random violence. Certain work environments that are high-stress can be even more conducive to violence. It’s essential for employers to take a zero tolerance stance against any type of workplace violence, which does not necessarily mean only physical violence.

Contact Pyle Law for a Kansas Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you’ve been injured at work, Pyle Law can help. Our McPherson, Kansas, workers’ comp law firm has the expertise, experience, and passion to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.