According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries reported by private employers in 2015. Workplace injuries often entitle victims to significant compensation for their losses, so it is important for anyone hurt on the job to have an attorney review the facts of his or her case. Here are four of the most common types of workplace injuries that people sustain in the Chicagoland area.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur when a blow or jolt to the head results in a disruption in the way the brain normally functions. These injuries can occur at the workplace in a number of ways, including falls, struck-by events, motor vehicle accidents, or accidental explosions.
Back injuries are another common type of workplace injury, and they often affect people who are in jobs that require heavy lifting or other physical tasks. They can also be the result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, or ill-fitted chairs or work equipment.
Many people who are injured in workplace accidents sustain broken bones. In some cases, fractures result in extreme pain, disfigurement, or even lengthy periods of hospitalization.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries, or RSIs, occur over a period of time rather than as a result of a single incident. Common examples of RSIs include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tennis elbow, trigger finger, and focal dystonia. These injuries often arise after years or even decades of using the body in a particular way and can affect people in virtually any industry. As a result, anyone who has been diagnosed with a repetitive strain injury should consider the possibility that the injury was a result of working conditions and should discuss it with an attorney.
Call Abels & Annes, P.C. Today to Speak with a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Today
Workplace accidents can leave victims with extremely serious injuries that can affect them for years. To find our whether you will be able to file a claim, call our office today to schedule a consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer. If you would prefer to send us an email, please fill out and submit our online contact form.