A work, workplace, occupational, or accident at work is defined as an occurrence in the course of work that leads to physical or mental occupational injury, disease, or death. Accidents can be caused by slips, trips or falls, mis-use of machinery, repetitive motions, acute poisoning, attacks by humans, insects or animals, or disease from exposure to risk factors over a long period of time.
Your risk of injury depends on many factors, including the nature of your job, as well as your age, lifestyle, and previous health issues. The risk also depends on the type of training and safety equipment that your employer does or does not provide to you and your co-workers. Accidents often arise from unsafe behavior and/or unsafe conditions.
Regardless of your line of work, you run the risk of any of the following injuries while at your job:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Sprains or strains
While all jobs carry some level of risk for injury, there are certainly some that are more serious than others. Unfortunately, no matter the workplace, these types of injuries on the job lead to time out of work, lost income, medical bills, and a great deal of pain and suffering.
In many cases, injured workers have the option of pursuing a personal injury claim against a negligent employer or a non-employer third party who causes their injuries. For construction site injuries please see the CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS page for information related to those specific types of injuries.
The lawyers at Nobles & DeCarolis understand work accidents and the devastating effect they can have on you and your family.
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