Top 3 Causes of Workplace Injury Accidents

By attorneyatlaw
November 9, 2021

Approximately 7 million workplace injuries occur in the U.S. every year, which amounts to over 19,000 every day. According to the National Safety Council, the top three leading causes of work-related injuries are:

  • Overexertion and bodily reaction
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Contact with objects and equipment 

Collectively, these nonfatal incidents that prevent employees from being able to work account for almost 85% of all workplace injuries.

Motions such as lifting, throwing, or pushing are the main culprits that cause non-impact injuries identified as overexertion. In addition, less physically-demanding actions such as overuse or repetitive motions may cause tears in the musco-skeletal system that can make job-related physical exertion at any level impossible.

Approximately 27 out of every 10,000 full-time workers suffer an overexertion or bodily reaction injury, with the majority of those workers being in the 45-65 age group. The two work sectors that experience the most frequent incidents of overexertion or bodily reaction injury are the transportation and warehousing industries. Nearly a third (31%) of all workplace injuries are due to overexertion or bodily reaction. 

Falls, slips and trips account for 27.5% of all workplace injuries, while contact injuries constitute over 25% of workplace accidents. 

How To Find the Best Workplace Accident Attorney

If you have been injured on the job, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can not only fight for your cause in court, they can identify what potential liabilities existed that you were not protected from as well as the extent of the physical, psychological, and emotional damages you suffered as a result. 

If you want to get the best possible result from your case, you’ll need the best personal injury attorney you can find. And to find the best attorney for your case, you need Attorney at Law

At AAL, we have a nationwide network of experienced attorneys and law firms with the knowledge and resources to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Additionally, all of the law firms AAL partners with work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay for anything during the trial and if they don’t win your case, they get nothing.

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