There was a recent article, which examined what workplace injuries have become most common.
The answer was....overexertion. Those would be injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and throwing. Overexertion injuries accounted for nearly 25% of the top ten work hazards in the workplace.
These injuries have become so prevalent due to a number of factors. Employers may have cut back on employment, thus each employee has to do more pushing/pulling/working longer hours, which puts them more at risk for an injury. Perhaps due to an employer's negligence, the employee is not properly trained in how to handle/carry specific items at work.
Also, as we have seen far too often, unfortunately, those employers who threaten to fire over (what they deem) a sub-par work performance, so employees try and do too much, and end up suffering serious work injuries.
The injured employee has rights....rights that need to be exercised when an accident happens.
Eric, Randy, and Sarah have combined to spend over 30+ year specializing in the workers' compensation field, and have know exactly how to deal with negligent employers who feel they can skirt the issue and not give you your rightful compensation.
If you've been injured while on the job, no matter how severe, it's important that you call us, 515-225-4485. Together, we will go over your claim, determine the right course of action, and then fight vigorously to ensure you receive full compensation for the injuries you have suffered.