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Common On-The-Job Injuries

While unusual injuries can and do happen in workplaces, certain patterns stand out when we consider injured workers’ occupations. To gain insight into common types of workplace injuries, we can review jobs that often rank high in statistics about injuries on the job. The following job types appear frequently on lists of occupations in which workers are prone to injuries at work:

  • Construction
  • Health care
  • Transportation-related work, including trucking
  • Manual labor
  • Maintenance and repair work
  • Warehousing
  • Waste management
  • Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction

Common injury types at these and other jobs include:

  • Transportation-related injuries
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Violence by other people or animals
  • Toxic exposure
  • Injuries involving contact with objects and equipment
  • Heat stress
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Virus contagion
  • Injuries involving opioid use by workers

Just because your workplace injury and/or job title is not listed above, that does not mean it will not qualify you for workers’ compensation. On the other hand, if your injury or position is listed above, you may discover that your workplace accident was similar to that of many other workers in jobs like yours. The attorneys at Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chtd., may offer insights that will be useful to you as you seek workers’ compensation or direction for action on workplace safety issues. This information may help point you in the right direction if you are looking for tips for recovery or prevention of further injuries.

Contact Us After Suffering A Workplace Injury Or Developing An Occupational Illness

Occupational illnesses are conditions, such as back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, that come about through repeated activities or the presence of environmental hazards at work. For example, people in dust-filled atmospheres may be more prone to asthma attacks. At Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chtd., in Washington, D.C., you have access to attorneys who have advised many people with injuries and occupational illnesses like yours.

To discuss your potential workers’ compensation claim or other legal remedies, such as a third-party liability claim, to address your plight, contact our law office by calling 301-750-9812 or sending an email message.