Typical Workplace Injuries
Despite best efforts, workplace injuries still happen far too often. Many different types of injuries can happen on the job. Some injuries can happen suddenly in an accident, and other injuries can develop slowly over the course of several months or years. Knowing what types of injuries are most common can help you avoid them, and with the help of a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, you can spot them.
At Velilla Law Firm, we know how difficult it can be to recover from a workplace injury, and we have made it our goal to help as many California workers as possible with their workers’ compensation claims.
What Injuries May Threaten Your Health Most
The first step in maximizing the compensation you earn in an injury claim is recognizing you suffered a workplace injury. To help avoid these injuries, here is a short list of common injuries and how to avoid them:
- Repetitive motion injuries – These injuries are caused by making the same motion day after day. You can help avoid these injuries by regularly stretching throughout the workday and wearing protective gear on your wrists and other critical joint areas.
- Back and neck injuries – Heavy lifting, awkward falls, and sitting improperly at a desk can all cause these injuries. Make sure you practice proper safety measures when lifting heavy objects and review proper sitting posture to protect your spine.
- Slip-and-falls – Loose walkways, unattended spills, uneven stairs and loose handrails are only a few causes of costly falls. Make sure you can see where you are walking and avoid rushing through crowded areas to avoid these falls.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – Falling objects, sudden falls and other blows to the head can permanently leave a victim with lifelong consequences. Wearing protective headgear and practicing caution can help avoid these catastrophic injuries.
When these or other injuries happen to you in the workplace, seek medical attention, follow your doctor’s orders, report the injury to your employer and contact us immediately. We can act on your behalf to secure the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
Did You Suffer A Workplace Injury?
If you suffered a workplace injury, do not make the mistake of accepting the first settlement offer you receive for your injuries. Instead of leaving money on the table by accepting a lowball offer, contact our Sacramento office today. Call us at 916-891-1111 or email us here. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner you can get the compensation you deserve.