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Types of Workplace Accidents – How A Lancaster Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Help If You Have Been Hurt

When people plan their career, they focus on the job that they will be doing, what they will accomplish and how much money they will make. Few outside of the most dangerous professions give thought to the possibility of whether they will be injured on the job. Yet workplace accidents happen every day, and the injuries sustained in these incidents can range from minor bumps and bruises to traumatic injuries, and even death. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, then you have certain rights, including may include compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or long term disability. Contact Vanasse Law and let our Lancaster Workers’ Comp Attorney explain how we can help.

There are many different types of workplace accidents. These are the most common:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents: These can be a result of anything from a dangerously slippery surface to debris that is carelessly left in a workers’ path.
  • Falls: Falls from ladders, scaffolding, platforms and stairwells are extremely common, and can result in serious injury.
  • Burns: Burns can result from working with dangerous chemicals, high-temperature equipment, welding torches and kitchen areas, among others.
  • Back and Neck Strains: These are often a result of jobs that involve heavy lifting.
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries: Any repetitive motion or ergonomically incorrect position held for an extended period of time can result in a wearing down and inflammation of the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: These can be a result of many different types of incidents, including working with sharp equipment, falls, broken glass, and more.
  • Hearing Loss: Hearing is one of our most vital senses, and is unfortunately vulnerable to settings where loud noise is a constant. Hearing loss can be gradual or sudden.
  • Crash/Impact Injuries: Many jobs require driving or riding in vehicles such as cars or trucks. Whether a delivery truck, a tractor, a crane or any other form of transportation, the impact of being in an accident can be deadly.
  • Falling Objects: Many work environments leave workers vulnerable to items falling from on high. Whether objects fall from a scaffolding or platform at a construction site or from a shelf in a retail environment, being struck in the head by a falling object leaves employees at risk for traumatic brain injury, concussion, and other injuries.
  • Toxic Exposure: Many workplace environments expose employees to fumes and reactions from toxic chemicals. These can affect the lungs, the eyes, the skin, and other internal organs.

In all of these examples and many more, the employer has a duty of care to their employee, either to provide them with appropriate training or protective gear. The Lancaster workers’ compensation attorneys at Vanasse Law can help you file a workers’ compensation claim to get the benefits that you need, as well as review the circumstances of your workplace accident to determine whether others may be held responsible for your injuries. Call us today to set up a convenient appointment.

Learn more about the Types of Workplace Accidents that you may encounter HERE.