No matter where you work, even if it’s in some kind of safe, air-conditioned corporate office, there’s always the risk of sustaining a workplace injury. The key is preventing these injuries by recognizing common workplace hazards and habits that lead to problems. The most common workplace injuries encountered by American workers include:
- Injury from Repetitive Motions
- Exposure to Toxic Materials
A fall can happen on the same floor level, from a higher level to a lower one, or from a height several feet from the floor. Examples include construction workers falling off scaffolding, office workers falling down stairs, or workers slipping on debris, wet floors, or slippery surfaces.
Overexertion is the product of working too hard. Construction workers may be pressured to carry heavy objects quickly and without help to meet quotas set by an employer, which could’ve been easily remedied had the employer assigned more people to the job.
Physical stress from doing the same day job day in and day out can lead to injury, particularly if workers use their wrists, hands, and fingers in the same manner throughout the day. This is common for office workers that work on computer terminals, as well as factory and manufacturing employees.
Many workers across different industries face the risk of being exposed to dangerous chemicals and substances. These can include pathogens, lead, pesticide, solvents, flammable materials, biological hazards, and so on. If you’ve sustained these workplace injuries, see how Barrus Injury Lawyers can help you by calling us at (210) 593-8709 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.