Most Common Workplace Injuries

No matter where you work, there’s a chance for injury on the job.

At Pratcher Krayer LLC, we understand how important work is to Delaware residents. Missed time from work can be a stressful proposition. All workers face challenges in their daily work. It’s important to understand how these challenges can impact you as an employee and what you can do to prevent them.

The attorneys at our Wilmington office have been helping workers after job-related injuries for years. We know how important it is to get you the benefits you need to make ends meet after a workplace injury.

Musculoskeletal Injuries Are At The Top

Musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries are the most common injuries in the workplace, according to OSHA. MSD injuries are those that affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Actions that commonly lead to MSD injuries, according to OSHA include:

  • Lifting
  • Bending
  • Reaching overhead
  • Pushing and pulling heavy loads
  • Working in awkward postures
  • Repetitive motion tasks

MSD injuries commonly appear in the back, neck, arms, legs feet and fingers.

Most Dangerous Industries

The riskiest sectors for workplace injuries, according to a U.S. Department of Labor survey, are:

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fishing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

A significant number of injuries also occur each year in wholesale and retail trade, health care and social services.

How Workplace Injuries Happen

Injuries can occur in a multitude of ways, including: motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, repetitive motion, burns, workplace violence, being struck by an object and being injured by machinery.

Construction Work Accidents

Serious work-related injuries often occur at construction sites. Construction workers face dangerous working conditions. Hazards may include machinery, heavy objects, falls, defective equipment and chemicals.

Injuries on a construction site can result in catastrophic injuries to workers. Contact Pratcher Krayer LLC to find out if you have a case not only against your employer, but also others who may have been responsible for the construction site, such as owners, manufacturers of equipment, architects or someone else.

Our lawyers argue frequently before the Delaware Industrial Accident Board and win awards for clients injured in construction accidents.

Working Hard For Your Recovery

The lawyers at Pratcher Krayer LLC understand the importance of getting back to work. That’s why we fight hard for you. It’s important to completely recover from a workplace injury and not let insurance companies try to rush you back before you’re ready.

If you’ve been injured at work, see how we can help. Call us at 302-566-1796 or send an email today.