What Are Some Common Injuries That Happen In The Work Place?
Work injuries are commonplace in every state, including Louisiana. Accidents happen in various work environments to varying degrees and for different reasons. Here are some central reasons associated with the most common accidents, and what you can do if you or a loved one were hurt at work and see the need to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
Slip & Falls
Slip and falls are a frequent occurrence within commercial locations and office buildings, especially in certain environments where ground surfaces may be slippery. Commercial restaurants tend to have sticky and slippery floor surfaces from daily usage and improper or irregular maintenance policies. Trips and falls are also commonplace in work settings where items like desks, printers, and chairs can accumulate with boxes and storage materials.
Employees required to do manual labor like lifting heavy items are at a much higher risk for injuries. Injuries to the back, neck, shoulders and even wrists (among other injuries) are more likely. The latter include those required to operate heavy machinery or move heavy objects within the normal course of their workday.
Hazardous Material Injuries
Any work environment which requires an employee to work around hazardous materials or noxious materials runs the risk of injury. This includes chemicals that may be harmful to the skin like burns or allergic reactions. In addition, those working with chemicals that include vapors or fumes may be inhaling chemicals that can cause breathing and lung damage in both the long and short term.
In fields like land and or property development, it is commonplace to deal with large building materials as well as working from distant heights. Items can fall from scaffolds at critical mass and pace can cause critical and life-changing or life-threatening injuries.
Contact the Wanko Law Firm, LLC Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on the job, get the compassionate help and advice that you need today. Call the Wanko Law Firm, LLC now to schedule a consultation to discuss your damage and your legal options in detail at (985) 893-6530.