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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 workers’ comp claims. Put our caliber of representation in your corner today.

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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 fatal.
  • 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 571.290.2390 and asking for our help today.

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Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm?

  • We have over 30 years of personal injury and immigration experience.

  • You will be included on every step throughout the entirety of your case.

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  • Our client-centered approach has proven to create a strategy optimized for your needs.