Common Workplace Accidents

Millions of accidents take place all over the world every single day. However, when accidents happen in the workplace, there are very specific procedures that need to be followed. Many workplace accidents are very common, but with proper training can be preventable. If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, enlisting the guidance of an experienced attorney will be key. Call the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today.

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of mishaps to occur in the workplace. Slip and falls at work can occur for a variety of reasons, including wet or damaged floors, debris on the floor, or other obstructions that can lead to broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries and head injuries. Though slip and falls can have many causes, they are almost always preventable. Should there be a visible hazard, an employee should notify a supervisor right away.

Another common type of workplace accident involves the daily use of heavy equipment. When working in an environment where heavy lifting, pulling, carrying, pushing or moving items or equipment is necessary, accidents are prominent. Employees involved in heavy manual activities are susceptible to back injuries, heart problems and even broken bones. It is the job of every employer to assess manual work activities and control any risks that present themselves. This may include redesigning safety procedures, providing appropriate instruction and training as well as supervision.

If your job calls for working in an area around vehicles and moving equipment, there is also a high risk for accidents resulting in injury. Those operating motorized vehicles run the risk of falling from those vehicles or being hit by them. Employees are also at risk of vehicles tipping over if their loads are uneven. Driving mishaps can lead to a variety of injuries, including head, neck and back injuries in addition to other broken limbs. Any one operating a motorized vehicle on the job should have sufficient training, as well as proper licensing and routine drug and alcohol screenings.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney promptly to explore compensation options. Call the law office of Jacoby & Meyers,LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals have the knowledge and workplace accident know-how to help you! Call us today at (877) 504-5562.

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