Workers’ Compensation Covers Many Industries
Injured at Work? Our San Diego Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help
A workplace injury can take just about any form, from a cut requiring stitches to breathing problems caused by exposure to toxic chemicals. However, some work-related injuries do occur more frequently than others—and some injuries occur more frequently in certain industries. These are the most common injuries covered by workers’ compensation in California and nationwide. But simply because your injury or illness is one of the most common injuries covered by workers’ compensation doesn’t mean obtaining workers’ compensation is any easier or more straightforward. An experienced California workers’ comp lawyer can help ensure you receive the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits available to you.
Most Common Worker Injuries
According to the country’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier, the most common worker injuries are:
- Strains and sprains (30%)
- Cuts or punctures (19%)
- Contusions (12%)
- Inflammation (5%)
- Fractures (5%)
Based on business size and industry, strains and sprains top all lists for the most common type of worker injury, except for small businesses where cuts or punctures are experienced more frequently. Eye injuries are among the most common workplace injuries in both construction and manufacturing. The injuries resulting in the highest costs—and consequently the highest amounts of available workers’ compensation benefits—include amputations, dislocations, electric shock, crushing, and multiple trauma injuries, such as breaking several bones at once.
Frequent Causes of Workplace Injuries in Certain Industries
The most frequent causes of workplace injuries include material handling, slips (or trips) and falls, being struck by or colliding with an object, accidents involving tools, and traumas occurring over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or a skin disease caused by chemical exposure. Of these causes, certain workplace accidents and resulting injuries are more common in some industries than others. For example, while material handling accidents were the top cause of worker injuries overall, these accidents are especially common in the manufacturing and retail industries, while falling from a height is among the top causes of worker injuries in the construction industry.
While material handling accidents are the top cause of worker injuries overall, these accidents are especially common in the manufacturing and retail industries, while falling from a height is among the top causes of worker injuries in the construction industry.
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Call Banker’s Hill Law Firm, A.P.C. If You’ve Suffered a Workplace Injury
If you have suffered one of the most common injuries covered by workers’ compensation and you live in the San Diego area, please contact Banker’s Hill Law Firm, A.P.C. for more information about making a workers’ comp claim. Even with the most common workers’ compensation injuries, there are still many requirements to meet to receive benefits, such as reporting deadlines and medical treatment documentation requirements. Our experienced Southern California workers’ compensation lawyers will work to make obtaining workers’ comp benefits smooth and hassle-free for you.