Even though most employers have worked hard to create a safe environment and endlessly remind employees to be careful, sometimes accidents occur. There are four types of industrial workplace injuries that seem to be more prevalent than any others:
Accidents Involving Heavy Equipment
Anytime you’re working with any type of heavy machinery, there’s always a chance you could get hurt. Something as simple as wearing a loose pair of pants and getting too close to a moving part can result in something as serious as losing a limb, or worse. The scary thing about industrial workplace injuries involving heavy equipment is how quickly they happen.
It could be a cord that hasn’t been properly tucked under the carpet, a wet floor, or a ladder breaking, but the end result is the same; You fall and get hurt. Sometimes the fall might not seem like much when it happens, but later you discover you suffered an injury, such as a compression fracture, sprain, or whiplash. This is why it’s important to file a report anytime you fall at the workplace.
If you perform the same motion over and over again or routinely lift heavy objects, there’s a good chance you’ve done a great deal of damage to your body. Regular checkups mean as soon as your doctor notices a problem, you can report it to your employer.
Harmful Substance Spill
If you work with chemicals and aren’t provided with the proper training, environment, or equipment, there’s a high risk of injury.
If you were hurt in a workplace accident and would like advice about how to best handle the situation, you should contact us. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be able to restore order to your life.
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