Everyday workers throughout the country are hurt at work. In fact, it’s said that 3.3 million Americans suffer a workplace injury yearly, and twelve workers die daily from a catastrophic injury.
Some of the most common workplace injuries are:
This includes motions such as typing, and it causes strained muscles, carpal tunnel, and vision issues.
Workers who deal with electricity on a daily basis have a higher risk for electric shock or electrocution. Both of these may lead to a serious or fatal injury.
Slips and Falls
Manual Work Activities
Those who are constantly lifting, carrying, holding, throwing, pushing, or pulling are more likely to suffer broken bones, back injuries, muscle injuries, and even heart problems.
This includes physical assault from a coworker and it generally arises due to an argument.
Injuries caused by machinery are typically due to improper maintenance or when a finger, clothing, hair, or foot gets caught in equipment.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Employees who drive for work duties have a risk of being in a motor vehicle accident during their shift. This is why more and more employers are offering employee safe driver training to those who spend most or all of their day behind the wheel.