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What are some of the most common types of workplace injuries?

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Although many companies may strive to cultivate safe workplace environments, work-related incidents continue to affect the lives of many families. Even workers who take every possible step to protect their well-being and mitigate safety risks may struggle to respond to every dangerous situation. There may be certain types of injuries that remain common in many workplace accidents, each of which could have a lingering effect on the lives of workers in North Carolina. 

Workplace injuries 

One of the most prevalent types of workplace injuries could pertain to overexertion, which is a concern that may exist in almost any job environment. Overexertion injuries can range anywhere from sprains and strains to muscles and ligaments to severe pain and suffering in the neck, shoulders, and back. Back injuries may also be a significant issue in fields that require heavy lifting, especially if workers do not receive sufficient training on proper lifting techniques or do not have access to safety gear such as lift straps and harnesses. 

Repetitive motion injuries are also common in many professions and similar issues could leave a person facing numerous challenges and increase the risk of future health complications. Fall-related incidents also remain a common concern and similar incidents could leave a person with various types of injuries, including broken bones or head injuries. When there are sharp objects in the workplace, employees may also be at risk of suffering severe cuts or lacerations.   

After a workplace accident 

All types of workplace accidents may have the potential to leave a person with severe injuries and facing a lengthy road to recovery. Encountering similar trials in life can be a stressful and daunting process and the fallout thereof might leave a person in search of guidance on how best to protect his or her financial future. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person in North Carolina is facing and assist in preparing to navigate every step of the workers’ compensation insurance system.