What Injuries Commonly Occur on a Work Site?

worksite injuryAccording to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job in the United States every seven seconds. Just about all of those injuries are perfectly preventable. According to the Wichita KS work injury attorneys here at the Franklin Law Office, here are three causes of the most common work-related injuries.

Lifting and Overexertion
These back, neck and leg injuries aren’t just from lifting. They also occur when people are lowering heavy objects, bending, twisting and reaching. In any case, repetitive motion is a significant factor in these injuries. As per the NSC, lifting and overexertion injuries account for about one-third of all work-related injuries.

Contact with Objects or Other Equipment
These workplace accidents include being hit by an object or other equipment resulting in serious brain and neck injuries. People might also get caught in between two objects, like the trailer of a truck and a wall. According to the NSC, coming into contact with objects or equipment accounts for 26% of all work-related injuries

Falls
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, falls are the leading cause of construction accident fatalities, fractures and dislocations. These include slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls and falls from heights. The NSC reports that in the overall economy, falls are the cause of more than 26% of all injuries that are suffered on the job.

Without the protection of Kansas workers’ compensation laws, an injured worker can lose everything that he or she has, even if the accident wasn’t his or her fault. The opposing insurance company will use all means possible in trying to devalue your claim. You’ll be needing an experienced and effective workers’ compensation lawyer who wants to maximize your benefits. After being seriously injured in any work-related accident, contact the Wichita KS work injury attorneys at the Franklin Law Office right away to arrange for a free consultation and case review.