Common Workplace Accidents

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Unfortunately, accidents in the workplace do happen and when they do it may be necessary to employ the services of a specialist injury at work compensation solicitors. Hopefully, it won't come to that but it's something to bear in mind should you be involved in such an incident.

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Common Workplace Accidents Unfortunately accidents in the workplace do happen and when they do it may be necessary to employ the services of a specialist injury at work compensation solicitors. Hopefully it wont come to that but its something to bear in mind should you be involved in such an incident. Those working in the more dangerous workplaces like construction sites and factories are at higher risk not only of an accident in general but also of a more serious occurrence. Here we take a look at the most common workplace accident: 1 Falling over This could be on flat surfaces or could involve a fall to a lower level. Falling on wet and slippery floors and falling on snow covered pathways on the way to work are prime examples. Even though you are not at work whilst traveling there and back your employer still has a duty of care and any place in which they have failed that duty is a potential case a specialist New York personal injury lawyer and workplace injury lawyer could take on. Falling to a lower level happens from elevated areas such as roofs ladders scaffolding and stairways. 2 Overexertion

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This involves any case of overwork or excessive exertion mainly related to pulling lifting pushing and holding carrying and throwing activities at work. This is possibly the most common specialist injury at work. New York personal injury attorney and compensation attorney work with many complaints like these and act successfully on behalf of many affected clients. 3 Struck by/against objects Any objects that have fallen from shelves for example or have been dropped by a colleague can lead to injury. Incidents like this can also involve situations when a person accidentally runs into concrete objects such as walls doors cabinets glass windows tables chairs etc. 4 Bodily reaction This is where someone may become involved in an accident by tripping or slipping - without falling. They can still sustain injuries as a result of such incidents even if they havent hit the ground. For example it could be something physical like putting their back out or something more emotional like stress. 5 Repetitive strain injury Repetitive strain injury has become a common complaint for specialist injury at work compensation solicitors in recent years. The repetitive nature of many tasks in the modern workplace means this can have an insidious effect. Sitting in a chair all day typing and staring at a computer screen can strain muscles and tendons. Vision problems back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome can result - and be claimed for.

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In addition to the complaints listed above there are highway incidents people using transport in their work getting caught in or compressed by machinery factories and believe it or not assaults and violence acts office politics gone mad which could all be part of workplace compensation cases. As mentioned employers need to take appropriate precautions offer adequate training and respond to any concerns. If these concerns arent met effectively or your employer has failed in their duty of care and you have sustained an injury as a result then contact an experienced team of NYC construction accident attorney and compensation attorney who provide a dedicated and expert service to discuss your options.

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