The Stockton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. are regularly asked, What’s the most common workers’ compensation Injury? There are a few other ways to interpret that question and a few different ways to answer it. But one of the most common injuries that our workers’ compensation attorneys deal with, the injury of significance that usually has lasting effects on the individual, is low back injury claims—lifting injuries to the low back dominate workers’ compensation cases. Another way to interpret this question is, what are the most common types of workers’ compensation injuries?
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The most common types of injuries seen in workers’ compensation claims are usually two basic: Sprains and bruises. Sprains and bruises make up around 50% of the typical workers’ compensation claims. The reality of these types of claims is that they have a relatively short lifespan. These injuries, in most cases, don’t have severe long-term effects on an individual, especially if they receive the necessary medical treatment. In these cases, claimants usually don’t need a lawyer. Still, attorneys know sprains and bruises in the workers’ compensation field as some of the most common types of injuries sustained by workers.
Mechanisms for Common Work-Related Injuries
Our attorneys encounter many causes for injury when evaluating workers’ compensation claims. But the most frequently encountered mechanisms of injury in workers’ compensation claims are usually poor lifting technique or, unfortunately, employers overworking and over-pressing employees to lift things they shouldn’t be lifting alone. Warehouse workers from companies such as Amazon or UPS often report these injuries. One of the most common injury scenarios reported by workers’ compensation claimants is employers requesting a solo worker to lift objects that they shouldn’t be lifting without the help of others. This type of employer negligence to employee safety usually results in workers’ compensation claims for injuries to the spine, lower back, hip injuries, muscle strains, and joint injuries.
If you’ve other questions about workers’ compensation or a claim specifically and want to speak with an attorney, please reach out to the expert attorneys at the Stockton Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. Our workers’ compensation specialists have over 100 years of combined experience dealing with workers’ compensation claims and have a track record of successful results in obtaining the necessary compensation and medical treatment that our clients need to recover from their injuries.
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