Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries

Injuries or illnesses sustained in the workplace are common, particularly where companies do not have rigid Health & Safety guidelines in place and/or provide employees with proper training.  The most common types of workplace injuries are as follows:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries.  Constant and repetitive movements can over time cause injury to the body leading to inflammation, strained muscles and nerves and impair function.  Repetitive strain injuries can often arise working in factories, constantly typing on a keyboard, using vibrating tools or carrying out the same physical tasks on a day-to-day basis.

  • Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries.  One of the leading causes of workplace injuries is slip and fall accidents.  These injuries can range from bruises to broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and even death particularly if the employee is not provided with the appropriate protective gear and training.

  • Crush Injuries.  A crush injury can arise when a body part becomes trapped under or between two surfaces.  Depending on how long the compression lasts and how much weight is resting on the body part, the injured employee may sustain severe injuries including broken bones and/or nerve damage or even amputation.  Crush injuries are not exclusively associated with occupations that use heavy machinery and can occur in many types of employment.

If you believe that you have sustained a workplace injury, contact our Personal Injury team via the link below or call us on 09064 93456.

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