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Most common causes of workplace injuries

| Mar 16, 2021 | Workers Compensation |

Work-related injury cases in Florida are common and are often due to tripping or falling, coming in contact with equipment in the workplace or overexertion. Many people are also surprised to learn that 40% of deaths on the job are due to motor vehicle accidents. The industries that experience the highest number of work-related injury cases include construction, transportation, government, agriculture and forestry, waste management and retail.

What are the top work-related injury causes?

Approximately 84% of all non-fatal injuries that are work-related are due to overexertion, slips and falls that occur on the job. Slips and falls include falling on the floor, jumping to a different level in the building or even slipping without falling, which can cause muscle strains.

Many personal injury cases in the workplace also include having contact with heavy machinery or equipment. A limb may get squeezed or even severed in serious cases. Some people become injured because of extreme vibration and friction that occurs while operating machinery. Others may suffer an injury if an object is moving and collides with them or falls on them.

Who can you contact for legal assistance?

If you’ve suffered a personal injury in the workplace, contact a legal professional for assistance with pursuing the compensation you deserve. An attorney may review the details of your case and help you to work toward a fair outcome, whether you’re seeking compensation for emotional trauma, medical bills or lost wages. A legal professional may also assist you in filing a claim for worker’s compensation due to product defects or work-related injuries.

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