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Are you at risk for one of the most common work injuries?

According to OSHA, nearly 4 million Americans suffer workplace injuries each year. “These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy,” said Hilda Solis, former Secretary of Labor. Knowing the most common work injuries is an important step in learning to prevent them. Here are the 8 most common New Jersey work injuries:

  1. Overexertion: Injuries of this kind are usually from pulled muscles and sprains. Maybe you lift, push, or carry heavy objects at work. These injuries usually affect your back, shoulders, or legs.

  2. Same-Level Falls: These injuries happen when a worker falls on level ground.

  3. Lower-Level Falls: This is a fall from a raised surface like scaffolding or a ladder. Not surprisingly, many of these falls happen at construction sites.

  4. Bodily Reaction: This type of injury can happen if you slip or trip but don't actually fall. As your body attempts to keep itself upright, you may pull or strain a muscle.

  5. Struck by Object: Serious injuries can happen if an object falls off a raised surface and hits a worker. Examples include tools falling or being dropped, boxes falling from shelves, or rocks being kicked up by machines on a construction site.

  6. Highway Accidents: These accidents happen when passing cars hit people working on the side of the road. Road construction workers are the most likely to be harmed in this way.

  7. Crush Injuries: These injuries usually happen to people who work with heavy machinery. Many times, the machinery doesn't have proper guards or safety warnings. As a result, a worker's limb may be pulled in and crushed.

  8. Repetitive Stress: Some work injuries happen over an extended period of time. These injuries are referred to as repetitive stress injuries. They usually affect workers who use the same body part over and over each day.

 

If you have been hurt from a NJ work accident or occupational exposure, you are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits. These benefits may provide fully paid medical care, pay for lost wages, or monetary compensation for your injuries. However, your employer's insurance company may not offer you enough to pay your medical bills, let alone lost wages and ongoing medical care.

It's a good idea to have a Morris County Workers' Comp lawyer in your corner. At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC, we have been representing injured workers in NJ for 20 years. Manfred Ricciardelli will make sure that you get the best possible outcome for your case. He will fight the insurance companies and employers that deny you the benefits you need.

Would you like us to represent you or do you just have questions? Call 973-285-1100 today to set up a free consultation at our office. You can also fill out our contact form and we will contact you within 24 hours. To learn more about your rights, you may also want to download our FREE E-Book: “What the Injured Worker Needs to Know.”


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