Saturday, 2 October 2010

Injuries in the Workplace: Common Types of Accident Claims

Some jobs are dangerous by nature. Firefighting for example. But accidents in the workplace can happen in all types of industries.  Thankfully, many people injured at their place of employment or while performing work-related duties off-site are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits for assistance with medical bills and other financial issues related to being injured on the job.

Some common factors leading to injuries in the workplace.
  • Being fatigued or overworked
  • Overcompensating from a minor movement and losing balance -causing a major movement
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Falling from steps, a level change, or even a trip
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Being hit by falling objects, such as by boxes in a warehouse or storage area
  • Bumping into fixed objects - for example tripping into a doorway
  • Crushing injuries (finger, hands, arms, and other extremities)

Assistance from an attorney may be very beneficial in filing claims and receiving benefits. For people in Southern California, Los Angeles Workers Compensation Lawyer Thomas Hoegh my be able to help. Offices located in the northwest (Woodland hills) and near Long Beach.

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