Some jobs are more dangerous than others. That being said, everyone deserves to feel safe at work. Unfortunately, workplace accidents are common, and serious injuries can occur as a result. Read on to learn more about some of the most common workplace injuries and what to do if you are involved in an accident.
What are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?
According to the National Safety Council, the most common types of injuries sustained at work include:
- sprains, strains, or muscle tears
- soreness or pain
- overexertion due to repetitive motions such as lifting/lowering
- being struck, crushed, or caught in a structure
- slip or trip and fall accidents
What do I do if I am Injured at Work?
A workplace injury can take a serious toll. You will likely face lost wages, expensive medical bills, and more. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation. After an injury, the first thing you should do is notify your employer that an accident has occurred. Failing to notify your employer can largely impact your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. From here, your employer should call an ambulance to the scene of the accident. While waiting for the ambulance, it is important to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If possible, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, if anyone saw the accident happen, they may be able to corroborate your version of events, so ask witnesses for their contact information. Once the ambulance arrives, it is important to visit the hospital, even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to ask for a copy of any relevant medical documents, as this can play a large role in a personal injury case. Reach out to a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. If you were injured in the workplace in Georgia, you will only have one year from the date of the accident to file your claim.
If you have been injured at work, you will need the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Our firm will fight for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated attorney.
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