Workplace Personal Injuries 101

Work injuries are an unfortunate reality many Georgians face. However, workplace personal injuries can disrupt our daily routines. There are various natures of workplaces that expose us to a multitude of risks. Subsequently, they range from common slips and falls to subtler challenges like repetitive stress injuries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries. Additionally, in 2022, illnesses were up 7.5 percent from 2021. 

At Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates, we understand the challenges of work-related injuries. Therefore, we are here to educate and advocate for you. 

Slips and Falls:

One of the most prevalent types of work-related injuries, slips and falls, can happen anywhere – from office spaces to construction sites. Uneven surfaces, wet floors, or improperly maintained walkways can contribute to these incidents. Therefore, the health consequences range from minor sprains to severe injuries.

Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs):

Although less immediately apparent, repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are equally significant. RSI injuries result from repetitive motions or overuse of specific body parts. Consequently, they impact individuals across various professions. 

Office workers typing at keyboards for extended periods often suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, while those in physically demanding jobs may develop a condition like tendonitis. Recognizing the indications of RSIs and adopting proper practices can be crucial in preventing them.

Workplace Personal Injuries  Across Professions

In the construction industry, falls from heights or accidents involving heavy machinery are common. Office workers may experience RSIs or suffer from issues due to prolonged sitting. Healthcare professionals, on the other hand, face unique challenges, from needlestick injuries to musculoskeletal problems resulting from patient handling.

Preventing Workplace Personal  Injuries

Preventive measures are essential to mitigate the risks of work-related injuries. Employers must conduct regular risk assessments, implement safety protocols, and adequately train all employees. 

Simultaneously, employees play a pivotal role by adhering to safety guidelines, using personal protective equipment, and reporting hazards promptly. Through this shared responsibility, workplaces can become safer environments for everyone.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you’ve experienced any personal injury in the workplace, schedule a free consultation with Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates. 

Our team of experienced legal experts is committed to assessing your case offering clear insights into your rights. Additionally, we are guiding you through the legal options available to secure the compensation you deserve.