Most Common Workplace Injuries
On-the-job injuries can vary widely in their type, severity, and impact. Of course, some injuries are more common than others. The following provides more information about these injuries, and it offers some details on how you can increase your chances of obtaining full and fair compensation in your workplace injury claim.Overexertion Injuries
Throwing, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, holding, and repetitive motion are, by far, the most common causes of workplace injuries. In fact, overexertion injuries result in approximately $13.6 billion in benefit payouts each year. Victims may experience sprained or strained muscles in the neck, shoulders, back, wrists, knees, and other parts of the body. Ligaments or tendons in these areas may also be torn, stretched, or otherwise damaged. Recovery is usually complete, but only after a period of rest and medical treatment.Slips, Trips, and Falls
Wet or uneven surfaces, elevated work areas, and floor debris cause thousands of slip, trip, and fall accidents each and every year. Workers may experience injuries that range greatly in severity - from a simple sprain or pulled muscle to traumatic brain injury and/or death. It is critical that victims of such accidents seek immediate medical attention, and that they seek experienced assistance with their claims, especially if their prognosis is poor or uncertain.On-the-Job Vehicle Accidents
Employees who drive for a living - be it a forklift, large truck, or automobile - are constantly at risk for vehicle crashes and accidents. Injuries can include broken bones, sprains or strains, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, facial fractures, severed limbs, and even death. If the accident was the result of a third-party, victims may be owed compensation beyond that offered through workers’ compensation. An attorney can examine your case and assist with your claim.Machine-Related Injuries
Electrocution, machine entanglement, and other machine-related injuries are extremely common in the factory and production industries. They can result in serious injuries, including the loss of life or limb. Some are caused by failure to follow proper protocol when working with machinery, which may be due to inadequate training. Others may be due to manufacturer defect or failure to maintain equipment. In either case, victims should seek assistance to determine if they may be owed compensation beyond what is offered through their employer.Contact Our San Jose Workplace Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, our San Jose workplace injury lawyers will examine your case, protect your rights, and fight to get you the most compensation possible. Schedule your consultation by calling (408) 289-1417 today.