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Common Injuries that Occur in Work-Related Accidents
Being injured in any type of work-related accident can be very stressful. If you’ve been hurt at work, you should discuss all your options with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney from KNR.
Unfortunately, accidents which arise in the workplace and lead to serious injuries are not uncommon. If you’ve been injured while on the job, you may be eligible for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits that are designed to pay for medical bills and lost wages.
Since filing a workers’ compensation claim is a very involved and deadline-driven process, you should consult an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation attorney from Kisling, Nestico & Redick by calling 1-800-HURT-NOW as soon as you’ve been injured.
Work Accident Injuries That Result in Workers’ Comp Claims
At Kisling, Nestico, & Redick, we represent many Ohio employees who have sustained a variety of work accident injuries. Some of the most common work accident injuries we see include:
- Sprains and Strains – The leading cause of sprains and strains in the workplace is overexertion. However, sprains and strains can also occur from improper lifting, pushing, or pulling. Although these injuries aren’t as serious as others, they may still result in time away from work.
- Cuts and Lacerations – Lack of established safety procedures, improper training, clutter, debris, poor lighting, contact with nails and hand tools with blades can all lead to cuts and lacerations at work. While they are not usually life-threatening, cuts and lacerations can trigger serious consequences.
- Bone Fractures – Motor vehicle collisions, slips and fall accidents, falling objects, and equipment malfunctions can all cause bone fractures in the workplace. Even though all bone fractures are painful and deliberating, some can impede a bone’s ability to function.
- Surface Wounds and Bruises – Although many wounds and bruises are minor, some may be serious and force an employee to miss work. Car accidents, slips and falls, and the misuse of machinery, tools, or sharp objects may all prompt these serious wounds and bruises.
- Back Injuries – Back injuries are common in the workplace. While they are usually triggered by repetitive twisting, bending, or lifting, poor posture, or fatigue, back injuries can also stem from falls from heights or slips and falls.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries – Repetitive strain injuries occur when employees perform repetitive tasks in manufacturing, construction, and other similar industries. Although repetitive strain injuries are typically associated with the back, they can also hurt wrists, knees, and other body parts. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive strain injury caused by repetitive motion.
- Brain and Head Injuries – Brain and head injuries often lead to temporary or permanent disability. These types of injuries are extremely severe and may be caused by a motor vehicle crash, explosion, fall, or getting struck by an object. Employees who suffer from a brain or head injury may face a decline in their cognitive function which may hinder their ability to return to work.
- Vision and Hearing Injuries – Vision and hearing injuries are some of the most challenging work-related injuries to cope with. Vision and hearing loss can make it impossible for an employee to interact with others at work. These types of injuries may be caused by car accidents, slip and fall accidents, loud noise exposure, chemical exposure, and explosions.
How Kisling, Nestico & Redick Can Help
Due to the fact that filing a workers’ compensation claim is a complex process, it’s crucial that you contact a workers’ compensation attorney from Kisling, Nestico, & Redick if you’ve been injured at work. A lawyer can make sure that all of your paperwork is completed correctly, no deadlines are missed, and you collect the benefits to which you may be entitled. With legal representation, you’ll be able to focus on healing while reducing your risk of a claim denial and ensuring your rights are protected.
Call a Work Injury Attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick Today
To minimize the amount of physical, emotional, and financial distress your work-related injury has caused, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or online for a free case evaluation. We’ll inform you whether you have a valid claim and guide you through the process of pursuing one.