Corona Workplace Injury Lawyer
Common Work-Related Injuries in Corona
Work-related injuries can happen anywhere. You may not think of your job as dangerous, but even in relatively safe conditions, employees can be injured. For this reason, the workers’ compensation system covers many different types of employees. If you have been injured on the job, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
At Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., we are dedicated to helping injured workers receive the care they need following an on-the-job accident. Contact us if you have been injured at work. We will help you get the resources you need to recover from your injuries.
Work Injury Statistics
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,250 fatal work injuries in 2018. This was a 2% rise from the 2017 statistics, in which 5,147 fatal work injuries occurred. In California, 376 people were killed in fatal work accidents in 2017 according to the state’s Department of Industrial Relations.
Common Work Injuries
Although any type of injury can happen on a job site, there are some types of work injuries that happen more often than other types of injuries. Workers in more labor-intensive roles may be more susceptible to catastrophic injuries, while people who work in offices or other less labor-intensive roles are often more susceptible to repetitive strain injuries.
Common workplace injuries for office workers include:
- Repetitive strain injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Falls from tripping over wires, loose carpeting, spills, and other objects in pathways
- Back or neck injuries from lifting light to moderate loads
- Muscle strain and tears from an improper workstation
- Head injuries from falling objects
Common workplace injuries in more labor-intensive roles include:
- Bone fractures, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries from falls or being struck by an object
- Tearing and crushing injuries from being caught in moving machinery
- Burns from a fire or explosion in the workplace
- Electrocution-related injuries from exposed wires or faulty outlets
- Damage from inhaling toxic fumes and other toxic exposure
- Eardrum damage from exposure to loud noise