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Worker injured
Workplace injuries can cause workers to lose their income, their way of life and potentially a limb. When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, the key is determining when the injuries occurred because of situations that could have been prevented, such as unsafe working conditions. Here are five of the most commonly reported workers’ compensation claims:

  1. Sprains and strains
  2. Punctures and cuts
  3. Bruising or contusions
  4. Muscle inflammation
  5. Bone fractures

Each of the above injuries can result from a wide variety of different causes. For example, sprains and strains most often occur from handling materials, but be caused during slip-and-fall incidents. The type of industry that a person works in can determine what injuries are most likely to occur. Overall, the most common causes of injuries reported in workers’ compensation claims are:

  1. Handling materials
  2. Slips, falls and trips
  3. Colliding with or being hit by an object
  4. Tool-related accidents
  5. Chronic trauma such as repetitive motion

It’s important to note that, even though a sprain or a strain may seem like a simple injury that a worker can recover from quickly, this is not always the case. The injured area can be weakened by the incident, and returning to work too quickly can result in further problems in the future. To speak with a workers’ compensation attorney, contact Stafford, Neal & Soule, S.C. today.