Types of Workplace Injuries
There are countless types of injuries you could get while working. Here are some of the injury types I see most commonly in my clients:
- Overexertion injuries
- Machine entanglements
- Vehicle accidents
- Falling object injuries
- Slip and falls
- Heart attacks
Even if your specific injury isn’t listed above, you should still call me for more information if you believe you might be eligible for workers’ compensation.
When people hear “workplace injury,” they usually picture someone hurting their back, slipping and falling, or getting injured by a piece of work equipment. But there are many other physical and mental problems that can sneak up on a worker over time. For instance, here is a list of common diseases that affect workers:
There are so many forms of cancer that it would be impossible to list all the ways that a workplace could cause it. If you have developed any type of cancer and believe your workplace may have been the reason, please call me for help.
This is a type of cancer that usually attacks the lungs but can also affect the heart and/or abdomen. Most often, it is caused by a person breathing in unsafe minerals or chemicals over the course of several years.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Like mesothelioma, COPD affects the lungs and is usually caused by breathing in bad chemicals. These two illnesses are common in workers because many workplaces use unsafe chemicals, have mold, or create steam that isn’t safe to breathe in every day.
Being overworked and overstressed by your job can lead to serious mental and psychological consequences. If you’ve experienced such issues because of your work, I will treat your case with the same respect that I would for any other injury or illness.