Understanding the most prevalent types of workplace injuries

It may come as no surprise that there are certain fields of work that are inherently more dangerous than others. However, there are some safety hazards that may be present in virtually every type of profession. Understanding some of the most common types of workplace injuries could be vital to helping employees in Illinois better prepare to protect their well-being while on the job.

Studies indicate that one of the most common injuries workers may suffer pertains to repetitive motion injuries. There may be a multitude of professions that require workers to perform similar tasks for several hours each day, and over time such actions could cause a variety of harmful conditions to develop. Falling objects and falls from heights are two more examples of potentially dangerous incidents that could take place in many different workplace environments.

Those who operate with or around machines or heavy duty equipment may also face hazardous scenarios. Slip-and-fall accidents are also one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and these incidents can occur under a variety of circumstances. Studies indicate that overexertion injuries also continue to be a concern and document that such injuries affect a multitude of workers each year.

With the high costs of medical care and the likelihood of having to take time off work, those who suffer serious workplace injuries could face a variety of hardships in life. Following such an incident, a person in Illinois may wish to pursue financial relief through the workers' compensation insurance system, but the process can be challenging to navigate alone. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation thoroughly and assist a person in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable through all applicable sources.

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