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Common Workplace Injuries Where A Boulder Personal Injury Lawyer Benefits You

In many cases, employees are unaware of all the “could be” accidents that can happen at work – to themselves or their co-workers. One of the most important things to do — especially in a dangerous line of work –is to educate yourself on how to be more safe in the workplace. If you would like to know about some of the most common injuries, listed below are just a few of the ones that happen more often than you would think.

Overexertion or Excessive Straining

Believe it or not, this is by far and wide the most common injury in the workplace. It ranges from back and neck issues to knee injuries to spinal issues. These often happen when a person is lifting, carrying, or pulling weighty objects. While most of the injuries in this category are usually temporary, some may cause permanent injuries in which you would need a Boulder personal injury lawyer to help you with your workman’s compensation case.

Slips and Falls

Many businesses put safety rules, signs, and products (such as wet zone cones) in place to keep you and everyone else safe. But, if those rules are broken or you have a slip and fall accident due to a wet surface or items that obstruct walkways, these can cause major injury. This is when you should consider hiring a Boulder personal injury lawyer to help get compensation for your injury.

Reactionary Falls

Falls of any kind can cause injury. But what if you try to catch yourself before you hit the floor? These are called reactionary falls. Perhaps when you slipped and began to fall, you put your arms or hands out to catch yourself and ended up hurt yourself worse than if you had made initial impact with the ground. These types of falls can end up in compensation.

Injuries From Machinery or Equipment

Chances are if you work in an office building you won’t have to worry about these types of injuries. But, people who work in saw mills, warehouses, industrial zones, or on construction sites do! Any workplace has a chance of injury, but add machinery into the mix and this could seriously cause some major injury. If you’ve been hurt due to a piece of equipment or machinery you should hire a Boulder personal injury lawyer for compensation in terms of your medical bills and emotional injury, as well as loss of income if you cannot come back to work right away.

Workplace Violence, It Can Happen To Anyone

This may seem like an odd personal injury. But, did you know that workplace violence is yet another type of workplace injury? In fact, it happens more than you may think it does. Essentially the company you work for is supposed to keep you and everyone else safe from harassment (sexual, physical and otherwise), abuse and violence while on the job. If they are not doing enough to prevent these types of issues, you can and should seek compensation if you’ve been harassed, abused, or acquired injuries due to a violent episode from another worker.

When you file a claim for workman’s compensation you can either fill out and do the paperwork yourself or you can seek out help from a Boulder personal injury lawyer. If you would like more information, have questions, or you would like a free consultation, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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