4 of the Most Common Workplace Injuries
By Darwin F. Johnson on June 12th, 2017 in Atlanta Workers Comp, injury prevention, Macon Workers Comp, Savannah Worker's Comp, Workers Compensation, workplace injuries
No one wants to be involved in an injury at work, but it happens on an almost daily basis. Read on to learn about some of the most common workplace injuries in Atlanta, and be sure to watch out and stay safe while working.
- Overexertion injuries. The most common injuries are due to overexertion. They include lifting, pulling, throwing or pushing objects that are too heavy for an individual to manage. Overexertion isn’t just the most common workplace injury; it’s also the most expensive, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when moving heavy objects.
- Slips and falls. The second most common injury seen by workers’ compensation lawyers in Atlanta are related to slipping on wet floors or tripping over objects left on the floor. Make sure to put up wet floor signs, put common items on shelves or otherwise off the floor, and be aware of your surroundings.
- Falling from Heights. Falls from high areas are most common in construction workers spending a large amount of time on roofs, and anyone who uses ladders or stairways multiple times a day. These injuries can result in broken bones and even potentially a concussion, so make sure to use protective gear and provide all employees with proper training before doing work on high areas.
- Falling objects. The most common objects involved in falling injuries are those related to construction gear. Falling object injuries can be particularly dangerous because they often involve head injuries including concussions and even aneurysms in extreme cases. If you work in construction or at a factory, make sure to wear all head-protective gear at all times and be aware of your surroundings.
As one of the top Atlanta workers compensation lawyers, I can confidently tell you that it’s much better to prevent an injury than to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. By observing your workplace’s safety rules, you can avoid these common injuries. In the event that you do need legal services, you can turn to my firm for comprehensive representation.