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What causes workplace injuries?

Employees in Wisconsin spend a good chunk of time at work. Because of that, it is of utmost importance for these work environments to be safe, hazard-free, and comfortable. But every workplace has its share of dangers. What are some of the most common ones?

FindLaw takes a look at some of the most common types of workplace injuries. They are broken down into seven categories, including:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Slip-and-fall incidents
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Workplace violence
  • Burns
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Machinery or object based injuries

Slip-and-fall incidents usually occur if there are dangers like uneven flooring or wires that have not been secured properly. Repetitive stress or motion injuries often happen if you are doing the same activities every day without having the time or ability to rest and stretch properly.

Burns and musculoskeletal injuries come from a variety of places and can involve falls, being struck by falling objects, or faulty electric wiring. Likewise, machinery or object based injuries involve any incident that occurs because of the misuse of machinery, improper instruction on how to manage it, or a surprise malfunction. Motor vehicle incidents will involve the use of any workplace vehicle, such as forklifts or taxis.

Workplaces can be full of risk. While steps can be taken to limit the amount of danger you may face, there are still possible risks involved. If you have been harmed in a workplace incident, consider speaking with an attorney. They may be able to help you gain compensation for the damage you have faced.

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