Accidents happen in the workplace all the time. Often, they are small and no one has any serious injuries, but that’s not always the case. The following are some of the most common accidents that happen in offices, warehouses, and other sites throughout Virginia and North Carolina.
Slipping and falling is one of the most frequent injury scenarios. Whether there is water on the floor, a bunched up carpet, a loose step, or a cluttered walkway, these injuries occur frequently and they can have some terrible consequences. A slip and fall injury could result in bruising, as well as muscle sprains, and fractures, or even a brain injury. Any fall on a hard surface, even one that seems mild, always has the potential to cause quite a bit of damage to the human body.
Machine accidents are another issue. Whether it is from an improperly maintained forklift in the warehouse, a piece of machinery being dropped from a crane, an missing guard on a grinder, or even someone injuring his or her fingers in a broken copier, machine-related accidents occur often.
Finally, repetitive motion injuries, from constantly lifting or moving objects in an assembly line or even from typing, can cause injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you’ve had the misfortune to suffer a workplace accident, chances are you need good legal help on your side. When you need a great attorney for workplace accidents in Virginia or North Carolina, make sure you contact us today or call Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller at 888-694-1671 to find out how he can help.