Types of Workplace Accidents
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Every workplace has the potential of being the site of a serious workplace
accident. It is important for employers to do what they can to eliminate
worksite hazards and reduce the odds of an accident occurring. However,
it is just as important for employers and their insurers to accept that
workplace accidents do happen, and injured workers deserve
workers’ compensation afterwards.
If you have been hurt in a workplace accident and you are not sure how
to get much needed
workers’ compensation benefits, The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC is here to help. Our Alexandria workers’
compensation attorneys have represented
thousands of injured workers all throughout Virginia across decades of legal practice. We are familiar
with all types of workplace accidents and the state’s laws regarding
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Some of the Most Common Workplace Accidents
There can be any number of circumstances that cause a worker to suffer
an on-the-job injury. As such, there are many different types of workplace
accidents. It can be helpful to understand some of the most common, though.
An insurance company that does not want to provide benefits may be more
easily convinced if your accident is not unusual — and you are backed
by a winning team of Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys.
According to OSHA, four of the most dangerous and frequent workplace accidents * are:
Falls: Slipping or tripping and falling proves to be a persistent danger in
workplaces all across America. There are many occupations that keep people
on their feet, and so there are unfortunately many chances for a slip
hazard, like loose carpeting or slick tile.
Struck by object: People falling and getting hurt is closely followed in commonality by objects
falling and hitting someone.
Industrial and retail workspaces in particular tend to have heavy objects placed
high above workers. If something goes wrong and an object falls, it can
cause serious injury to anyone below.
Electrocution: On construction sites, the risk of electrocution is a serious concern at
all times. Due to the power behind the average electrocution incident,
it is not unusual for such a workplace accident to be
Caught-in or between: Crush injuries are also common in many types of workplaces. Working with
or around heavy machinery and equipment poses severe dangers, especially
if safety is not prioritized by management and supervisors.
(* Statistics are related to
construction accidents, but can generally be extrapolated to most other workspaces.)
30+ Years of Standing Up for Injured Workers in Virginia
Regardless of the details of your workplace accident, our Alexandria workers’
compensation lawyers believe you should be given fair benefits to stay
financially stable while you recover. Even if you know you caused your
accident due to a mistake, you should still be eligible for benefits.
It might be a matter of fighting for them, though. Improve your chances
and find peace of mind by calling
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