According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2019. When an employee is injured, it might happen fast or creep up on the individual over time. A broken bone resulting from a fall at work, a burn from a chemical explosion, neck trauma from a car crash – these injuries are unmistakable and instantaneous. However, other injuries, like overexertion, might start as a slight ache but develop into a significant source of discomfort and pain. Seldom do workers even recognize that an injury has transpired until hours or even days after the occurrence.
Still, some work-related injuries may sneak up slowly until the damage affects a worker's day-to-day tasks and life. These injuries can have severe physical, emotional, and financial ramifications. Our workplace injury attorneys are familiar with state workers' compensation laws and are ready to assist you in your time of need. Contact The Cochran Firm today to learn how we can help you.
The three leading causes of work-related injuries account for more than 84% of all nonfatal injuries involving days away from work. These top causes include overexertion and bodily reaction, trips, slips and falls, and contact with objects and equipment.
This includes non-impact injuries that stem from excessive physical effort directed at an outside source; common activities include carrying, lifting, turning, pushing, holding, or throwing. Overexertion and bodily reaction also include repetitive motion. Repetitive motion can be defined as microtasks that result in strain or stress on a part of the body due to the repetitive essence of the motion, generally without strenuous attempts such as lifting heavy objects. The age group most at risk for overexertion and bodily reaction is 45 to 64. Workers in transportation and warehousing are noted as most at risk for injuries caused by overexertion and physical response. Workers who experience overexertion and bodily reaction most frequently injure their back. If you have experienced a workplace injury caused by overexertion and bodily reaction, contact The Cochran Firm today to learn how we could assist you.
This includes injuries that occur when a worker:
This includes the following:
Workers in construction, transportation, agriculture, and warehousing are considered the most at risk for injuries resulting from contact with objects and equipment. The age group most affected by these injuries is 16 to 24. Cuts, punctures, and lacerations are the most frequent injuries caused by contact with objects and equipment.
There is no doubt that experiencing a workplace injury can be stressful not only on your body but also on your emotional state and day-to-day life. If you have been hurt on the job and seek legal assistance, The Cochran Firm can help. Contact Us today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.