Most Common Workplace Injuries
The workplace is supposed to be a safe place. However, thousands of people are injured each year at their jobs. This is where a San Bernardino County workers compensation attorney can help. If you have been injured at work, you should contact an experienced attorney right away.
Here are some examples of common injuries that occur in the workplace:
Slips, Trips and Falls
A fall is always a possibility in the workplace. It does not matter whether you work in an office, store or factory. You are likely to encounter a slippery surface at some point. You can also fall if you work at a height.
Anyone who lifts heavy objects is likely to suffer a muscle strain. The neck and back muscles are the ones that are strained the most often. Fortunately, it is easy to avoid these types of injuries. Learning proper lifting techniques can prevent the injury.
Hit by Falling Objects
Many workers are injured when they are hit by a falling object. It is important to note that this problem is not just limited to people who work in warehouses. Many store workers are injured when an object falls from the shelves. Storing items is one of the best things that can be done to prevent injuries caused by falling objects.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Any person who does the same thing every day is at risk for suffering a repetitive strain injury. Taking regular breaks is one of the things that can be done in order to prevent repetitive strain injuries.
Many people may not know that you can get workers compensation if you have been hurt on the job. You will need to hire an attorney in order to ensure that you get a fair compensation. An Orange County workers compensation attorney will help you prove your case and get compensated for lost wages and medical bills.
Do not be ignored, avoid lengthy or unanswered telephone calls, facsimiles, and/or electronic mail. Some attorney's offices fail to return calls or act upon any reasonable requests. Avoid being ignored by your attorney. Upon contacting The Law Offices of STEVEN M. SOBO, you will receive immediate, competent assistance and a thorough explanation of your inquiry. Feel free, at any time, to schedule a telephone or office appointment; it will be immediately scheduled upon request.