Work is burden enough without it resulting in injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 2.9 million workplace injuries reported in the U.S. during 2015. These numbers are staggering and for those who work in the law profession, one can see the possible financial compensation that could come from workplace injuries.
Any good lawyer will tell you that one of the most common situations where people can get compensation for serious injury is if they’re injured while on the job. While getting injured will always be an emotional, physical and financial burden, you do have options when you speak to a lawyer.
All professional workers should know about the most common types of workplace accidents and the possibility for injury that their career might entail.
Whether you’re a truck driver on your way to a construction site in St. George, Utah, or you build houses for a living, there are many different work-related injuries in the construction field. The top construction related injuries include slip and fall accidents, electrocution and injuries from falling objects.
Many work related accidents can result in wrongful death lawsuits. If negligence by your employers ever results in the death of your loved one, you should see a lawyer about your options for wrongful death compensation.
Other Workplace Injuries
Another one of the more common workplace injuries are machine related injuries. Whether it’s an automobile or a machine on an assembly line, machines are extremely powerful and dangerous. If the proper care isn’t taken to both maintain and operate heavy machinery, it may result in serious injury or death.
Accidents that have to do with machinery tend to be more severe, since machines usually aren’t capable of sensing when someone is being injured and keeps functioning as expected. Other injuries include repetitive motion injuries and injuries from lifting heavy objects.