Common Wokers’ Compensation Injuries
- Overexertion – This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing, this has consistently been the number one workplace injury.
- Slip or Trip and Falls – This mostly pertains to falls from wet or slippery floors. It also commonly covers elderly people slipping and falling due to snow covered pathways on their way to work.
- Fall to Lower Level – These falls happen when working from elevated areas such as a ladder, rooftops, and stairways, most typically.
- Bodily Reaction – These are injuries caused when one slips or trips without falling, the most common is injured knees or ankles.
- Struck by Object – The most usual cases involve objects dropped from a higher level by another person or objects which fall from a higher level such as a shelf.
- Struck Against an Object – This happens when a person accidentally runs into hard barricades or objects such as walls, doors, cabinets, glass windows, table, chairs etc.
- Highway Incident- Cases where transportation is used for business purposes and an automobile accident occurs consistently remain on the top list of injuries.
- Machinery Accidents – This type of injury typically refers to those where large and dangerous machinery is used and the employee gets caught in or compressed by it.
- Repetitive Motion – This injury is less obvious upfront but is harmful in the long run. The most typical injuries here come from continuous use of a computer from typing, straining muscles and tendons, causing back pain, vision problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Assaults and Violent Acts – Many injuries are caused by attacks by other employees or employers, stemming typically from arguments or office politics.