No one wants to suffer a work injury, but there are many people who do. There are many common workplace accidents. These are a few that are seen the most commonly.
Machine entanglement injuries occur when a person gets stuck or pulled into a machine. Loose clothing or hair tends to be to blame, although lacking a guard on the machine is also a safety risk that can lead to amputations and entanglements. To help prevent these injuries, tie back your hair, wear tighter clothing and avoid using machines without safety guarding.
Many people drive at or for work, so it's no surprise that vehicular accidents are a common cause of workplace injuries. Whether it involves forklifts or large cement pourers, vehicular accidents can lead to severe injuries. To help prevent these accidents, encourage driving training and good communication on work sites.
Falling object injuries happen for a number of reasons, but many occur when at least one person is working on scaffolding, a roof or at a height for another reason. If the items are not secured and fall toward the ground, it's possible that they could hit a worker down below, resulting in serious injuries such as brain injuries. To avoid these accidents, aim to always wear safety gear like hard hats on site.
Workers should not have to worry about working in a dangerous environment without the necessary safety precautions. If you're hurt at work, you have a right to seek out workers' compensation, so you can get the medical help you need. If your claim is denied, your attorney can help you appeal, so you can focus on your recovery. Our website has more information.