You go to work so you can make money and support you and your family. The last thing you want to have happen is to become injured and not be able to work because of it. Although a variety of different injuries make up workers’ compensation claims, some are more common than others.
Common Types of Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Repetitive Motion Injuries
As the name suggests, these types of injuries occur when a person repeats the same motions and becomes injured over time. For example, computer typing causes many different issues, including vision problems, strained muscles and tendons, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Fall to Lower Level
Workers who fall from one level to what’s below often suffer from extensive injuries. Those who work on ladders, rooftops, and staircases are the most prone to this type of injury.
Slip or Trip Falls
Falling on slippery floors, or tripping over something, can cause an injury—especially to seniors. Sprains, strains, and broken bones are common problems associated with falls and trips.
Struck by Objects
People often become injured when large or heavy objects fall from above right on top of them. Head, neck, and shoulder injuries are often common after such incidents.
Many other types of injuries can make up a workers’ compensation claim. If you’ve experienced any type of issue while on the job or because of it, contact the law offices of Schmidt Kramer. A workers compensation attorney from our firm may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you know someone who was injured on the job, we encourage you to share this information with him or her.