Five Most Common Workplace Injuries

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Robert Golan

In 2015, full-time workers spent approximately 1,153,500 days away from work due to a workplace injury. While there are many ways to be injured at work, these five injures make up the majority of cases requiring a Long Island worker’s compensation disability attorney:
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  1. Sprains, strains, and tears

    Sprains, strains, and tears are the most common type of injury, accounting for 37 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses and causing 421,610 days out of work in 2015. These injuries are often caused by falls or a sudden twist or blow to the body, which can cause joints to move out of place or ligaments to tear or stretch. They can also be caused by overexertion or improperly lifting heavy objects.

  2. Soreness and pain

    Soreness and pain account for 16 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses potentially leading to a Queens worker’s compensation case. These injuries can have a wide range of causes but often occur due to repetitive movements such as lifting your arms above your head, bending or twisting your neck, lifting heavy objects, and bending or twisting at the waist.

  3. Cuts, lacerations, and punctures

    Those working in packaging and shipping, construction, food preparation, and manufacturing are particularly susceptible to cuts, lacerations, or punctures. These injuries make up nine percent of workplace injuries and illnesses and can be caused by a lack of personal protective equipment, improper cutting technique, malfunctioning automated cutting systems, and poorly designed equipment.

  4. Bruises and contusions

    Bruises and contusions also account for nine percent of workplace injuries possibly resulting in a Nassau County worker’s compensation case. These injuries are common in a variety of fields, including security, construction, manufacturing, mining, and emergency responders such as police and firefighters.

  5. Fractures

    Bone fractures caused by a workplace accident usually occur due to a slip-and-fall accident, falling objects, malfunctioning equipment, and vehicle crashes. They occur most often in the agricultural field, followed by mining, construction, and manufacturing fields. Like the previous two injury types, bone fractures make up nine percent of workplace injuries.

Hire a Suffolk County Worker’s Compensation Disability Attorney Today

If you’ve been involved in any of these workplace injuries, you need a Long Island federal worker’s compensation lawyer. Schedule a free case evaluation with a Suffolk County workers’ compensation disability attorney or call us at (516) 586-3910.

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