Types Of Work Place Accidents

The Top Ten Work Place Injuries

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Worker, injuring himself by lifting improperly.

Overexertion (including lifting) – one of the the top ten work place accidents across the country.


Here are the top 10 reported workers’ compensation injuries as listed by top insurance companies around the country.  If you are suffering from one of these injuries,  you should speak to a lawyer.  If you work or live in Rockland County, Westchester, Orange or NYC, please contact Wugman & Wugman, P.C.

Top Work Place Accidents:

1. Becoming injured by overexertion – These injuries result from activities such as pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying and holding.

2. Slipping/tripping – These injuries result from slipping on wet substances on the ground or tripping over something that may be lying on or part of the ground. Did you know that you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if you are responsible for the floor being slippery or dropping the item on the floor that caused you to trip?

3. Falling from an elevated area or object – These injuries occur when a person falls from a height, such as a ladder, scaffold, roof, tree, stairway, etc. Sometimes these falls are the result of faulty equipment and other times they are the result of a slip/trip.

4. Reaction Injuries – These are injuries caused by slipping and tripping without falling.  These incidents can cause muscle injuries, body trauma, and a variety of other medical issues. However, because the individual did not actually fall, sometimes they fail to realize the connection between the slip/trip and the injury.

5. Being injured by a falling object – These injuries occur when an object falls or is dropped from a height and strikes a person on the way down.

6.  Injury by walking/banging into solid objects – These injuries occur when someone walks/runs/bangs into objects such as tables, chairs, doors, windows, etc.

7. Vehicle accidents – These injuries occur when someone is driving for work purposes and is involved in a motor vehicle accident or when someone is walking in the course of their employment and is struck by a motor vehicle.

8. Being injured by a machine – This kind of injury can occur while working in a factory or using machinery/power tools on a daily basis. Body parts, hair and clothing are amongst the items that can get caught in moving parts and result in injuries.

9. Repetitive motion injuries – These injuries occur as a result of performing the same activities on a regular basis, such as typing, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. These activities can cause conditions from carpal tunnel syndrome to strains/sprains to vision loss.

10. Being attacked by another person – These injuries occur when an individual is attacked while on the job. If you are attacked by a co-worker as a result of a dispute over work-related issues, you may have a valid claim.


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