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Types of Workplace Injuries

Injured? Hire a Skilled Albuquerque Workers’ Compensation Attorney

While most people go to work day in and day out without a hitch, accidents can sometimes happen in the workplace that leave employees injured and unable to work. Accidents can happen anywhere, though some occupations such as construction and industrial work have a higher risk of injury than others. Even seemingly harmless tasks such as filing papers can lead to long-term debilitating effects. Fortunately, if you should ever be injured on the job in Albuquerque, you may be entitled to recover compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim with the help of Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law.

The Top 5 Most Common workplace Injuries

Despite widespread safety protocols established and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly three million Americans were injured on the job in 2014 alone. Since nearly anyone can suffer a workplace accident, it is important to be aware of the types of injuries that can occur and take extra precautions.

The following are some of the most common types of workplace injuries:

  • Slip and falls: Wet or slippery surfaces such as snow-covered ground or restaurant kitchen floors can cause employees to slip, causing a wide range of injuries. Broken bones, spinal cord damage, and head injuries can all result from a slip and fall accident.
  • Overexertion: Employees who are required to lift or carry heavy objects are at risk for overexertion injuries such as muscle strains and herniated disks. Working under intense heat can also expose workers to the possibility of heat stroke and severe dehydration.
  • Repetitive motion injuries: Occupations that require employees to engage in the same motion over and over can develop painful repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. These types of injuries can affect the wrists, back, and neck, oftentimes requiring surgery to be corrected. These types of injuries are also some of the most common office injuries.
  • Occupational diseases: Employees that are exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos, coal dust, or irritating chemicals can develop debilitating diseases over time. Lead poisoning, rare cancers, radiation sickness, occupational asthma, and loss of sensory function can all result.
  • Car accidents: Commercial drivers or other workers that are required to frequently travel can be injured in car accidents caused by other drivers.

If you have been afflicted with any of the above common workplace injuries or illnesses, our firm’s attorneys can walk you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and fight to recover the benefits you deserve on your behalf. No claim is too big or too small for us to handle, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to protect your rights.

No Recovery, No Fee

The last thing an injured worker needs is to be faced with expensive medical bills and legal fees for seeking their deserved compensation. Our Albuquerque workers’ compensation attorneys understand your struggles, and we are proud to offer our hard-hitting advocacy on a contingency basis. In other words, if we are not successful, we work for free. With our zealous representation and unparalleled dedication to preserving your wellbeing, we can help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible and get you back on your feet.

    Countless clients have trusted us to handle their cases for the following reasons:

    • More than 10 years of dedicated legal experience
    • Personalized, one-on-one attention
    • Constant communication, even on nights and weekends
    • Free initial consultations

    Take the first step towards filing a claim by calling our office today at (505) 219-2176.

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