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What are some common causes of workplace injuries?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2021 | Workplace Injuries

People in Ohio who work in the health care industry, in factories, at construction sites or on farms face a variety of hazards on the job. No matter how careful a worker is, injuries on job sites can occur. The following are some common causes of on-the-job workplace injuries.

Overexertion injuries

Overexertion injuries cover several specific types of injuries. The first is non-impact injuries. These include excessive physical effort on an outside source. Simply put, this means lifting, pushing, turning, carrying or throwing something. Overexertion injuries also include repetitive motion injuries.

Slip and fall injuries

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are a common occurrence whether you work in manufacturing, construction or even a white-collar job. A worker can become injured if they try to catch themselves from falling. They can also be injured if they fall on an object. Falling to lower levels is common if a person is on a rickety site, on a ladder or on scaffolding. Jumping from a height can also cause fall injuries.

Contact with objects and equipment

A worker can be injured if they are struck by a moving object. A worker can also be injured if they strike, bump into, step on, kick or are thrown against an object. A worker can also be caught between shifting objects, causing squeezing injuries, pinching injuries or crush injuries. Vibration and friction can also cause injuries.

Learn more about workers’ compensation in Cleveland

People in the Cleveland area who have been injured on the job may be concerned about how they will be able to afford their medical bills, especially if they are missing wages from being absent from work. Workers’ compensation benefits may be an option to those who find themselves in this situation. Our firm’s website on workers’ compensation benefits may be informative to those who need more information on this topic.