There were 3.4 injuries for every 100 workers in the state of Georgia in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Around half of those workplace injuries were serious enough to result in missing days of work. The injuries also occurred across all fields and professions, including construction, mining, manufacturing, transportation, service and retail.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury in the workplace and you need help getting workers’ compensation benefits, an Atlanta on-the-job accident lawyer at Parsons & Associates, P.C., can provide you with the help you need. Contact us today for a free, confidential claim review.The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index outlined the top 10 causes of workplace injuries, including:
1. Overexertion – Injuries resulting from carrying, pushing, pulling, lifting or otherwise putting strain on the body.
2. Falls on the same level – Injuries resulting from tripping, slipping or stumbling without falling to a lower level.
3. Falls to a lower level – Injuries that result from falling onto a level below.
4. Bodily reactions – Injuries resulting from the way your body moves, such as when you twist or trip without falling.
5. Being struck by objects – Injuries resulting from something falling onto you or hitting you.
6. Car accidents – Injuries resulting from car accidents that occur while you are driving as required by your job. Both professional drivers, such as truck drivers, and those required to run errands for their job can suffer these types of covered workplace injuries.
7. Being caught in or compressed by something – Injuries that result when someone is trapped in a machine, run over by a machine or otherwise caught or compressed.
8. Striking an object – Injuries that occur when you walk or fall into a wall, desk, door, machine or other object.
9. Repetitive stress/repetitive motion – Injuries such as carpal tunnel, a herniated disc or muscle strains/sprains resulting from the way you use your body at work.
10. Workplace violence – Injuries that occur as a result of violence directly connected to your employment.
These types of workplace accidents are among those that could result in an injury that is covered by workers’ compensation. There is no requirement that your employer was negligent or careless in any way for you to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.Common Workplace Injuries
These and other types of accidents and incidents at work can cause a variety of different impairments and medical problems, including death.Some of the injuries that are most likely to occur as a result of your job include:
If you suffer from these or any other injuries as a result of doing your job, you could have all of your medical bills covered by workers’ compensation. If your illness or injury results in you missing work or being unable to work at all, then you could also receive partial lost wages benefits. Workers’ compensation also provides death benefits to the families of those who suffer deadly injuries at work.Hurt in a Workplace Accident? Our Georgia Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Help.
When you suffer an accident in the workplace, it is important to report it to your employer as soon as possible in order to ensure that you remain eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
For help making a claim for benefits, or for assistance if your employer denies you any benefits to which you are entitled, contact an Atlanta workplace injury lawyer at Parsons & Associates, P.C., today.
Contact us now at 770-422-9000, or fill out our online contact form for a free and confidential claim review. We return calls within 24 hours from our offices in Atlanta and Savannah.