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What are the most common workplace injuries?

Being injured on the job is such a difficult situation to deal with in New York. You truly don't want to suffer an injury while at work because it can derail your future. Depending on the severity of the injury, you might not be able to return to work for a couple of months. It's even possible that you might not be able to return to work at all. Here are the most common workplace injuries in the United States.

Injuries caused by overexertion are the most common workplace injuries in the country. Aside from this injury being the most common, it has also been the most expensive injury for quite some time. This injury can stem from pulling, pushing, lifting, throwing, carrying and holding activities on the job.

The second most common workplace injury in America is that of slipping or tripping. This accident is usually caused by tripping over an item on the floor or slipping on a wet or damp floor.

Many workplace accidents are caused by falling from heights. This can be a fall from a second floor balcony, a fall from a scissor lift, a fall from scaffolding, a fall from a roof, a fall from a stairway and a fall from a ladder.

Falling objects are another issue at the workplace that can cause workers to suffer injuries. Falling objects can occur in any workplace, especially construction sites. Items can fall from shelves, from balconies, from the second floor and much more.

Have you been injured on the job? Don't know what steps to take next? An experienced workers' compensation attorney in Hicksville can help you understand the situation and prepare for the next steps.

Source: Business Insider, "The Most Common Way Americans Injure Themselves On The Job," Max Nisen, accessed Aug. 18, 2017

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