Most common types of injuries at work

Severe and fatal workplace injuries occur every year throughout California. They can happen in any field, from construction and factories to small operations. Every employer has a duty to establish safety procedures and provide a safe work environment for their employees.

While most employers in California take the safety of their employees seriously, accidents still happen daily. Indeed, some industries are more dangerous than others, and some types of injuries are significantly more common than others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 195,600 work-related injuries and 3,600 work-related illnesses were reported in 2019. Research has shown that every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job.

Among the most common injuries we have:

1- Slips and falls

Slips, trips, and falls on the job are some of the most common workplace injuries. The employee can claim compensation benefits regardless of whether the accident was caused by negligent behavior from the employer, another worker, or even the injured worker.

2- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries caused by heavy lifting

Generally, these injuries are suffered by maintenance, factory, or construction workers who must repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects as part of work duties. 

3- Falling objects

Skull fractures, brain injuries, and broken bones are extremely common as a result of falling objects.

4- Repetitive motion

Suffering a permanent injury to a muscle or tendon as a result of repeated movements over time can have severe consequences. On average, more than 31,000 California workers each year suffer from repetitive stress injuries that cause damage to nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

If you have a case related to a work injury, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be gladly help you get the benefits you deserve.


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