No matter what kind of work you do, there is always a chance of getting hurt, although the risk is far greater is some industries compared to others. According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds.
A report by Travelers insurance discovered that 30% of workplace injuries were either sprains or strains, which are common among manufacturing and retail employees. On average, a sprain or strain resulted in 57 days of missed work, which costs about $17,000 to the employer.
Following strains and sprains on the list are cuts and punctures at 19% of all reported injuries, resulting in 24 days of missed work and costing an average of $8,200 per incident. Next is contusions with 12%, with inflammation and fractures at 5%.
Common causes of workplace injuries include:
- Material handling, such as lifting, lowering, carrying, or emptying an item
- Slip, trips, and falls
- Collided with or struck by an object
How Brooks Law Can Help
If your initial claim is denied, our Medford workers’ compensation attorney can investigate your accident and injury and collect evidence necessary to build an effective and personalized legal strategy to obtain your rightful benefits. At Brooks Law, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t pay us anything unless we win!
Contact us and request a free consultation today.