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The most common work injuries

| Jun 2, 2021 | Firm News

California employees are protected by the workers’ compensation system. This set of laws is intended to provide injured employees benefits that compensate for the pain caused by their work duties. Unfortunately, the process of applying for workers’ compensation for injuries, accidents, or illnesses is complex. The forms to fill out are confusing, and the deadlines are strict and inflexible. It is crucial that you know the dangers to which you may be exposed at work and take preventive measures.

We share with you a list of the most common injuries or accidents in the workplace:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Crashes and collisions
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Inhalation of toxic fumes
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Collisions with objects
  • Fights at work

Another common cause for a workers’ compensation claim is when an employee develops an illness due to work conditions. These diseases generally manifest after several years of work. In the case of diseases, the employee must be attentive to any condition or weakness that they identify in their body and keep a record of it. This record will help show that the root of the disease was indeed the activities carried out in the workplace or the place itself.

The most common diseases are:

  • Work stress
  • Visual fatigue
  • Back pain (low back pain) and postural fatigue
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Respiratory problems

Minor or severe accidents can occur in all work environments. Unfortunately, and even though most companies comply with all safety measures for their employees, accidents always happen. Let us legally represent you if you suffered an injury while carrying out an activity for your employer’s benefit. Our phone number is: (916) 891-1111.