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Back Injury

The complex nature of our spines can account for the hundreds of thousands of people who injure their backs while on the job each year. It’s a well-known fact that you can injure your back easily when lifting heavy items and turning from side to side. The spine can even be injured from seemingly harmless accidents or repetitive movements that place undue stress on your back.

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Broken Bones/Fractures

One of the most common reasons for emergency room visits each year results from broken bones, also known as fractures. Often, these broken bones require some time dedicated to recovery, as these types of injuries can range from mild to severe. Some fractures can make it tough to complete your day-to-day activities and work duties. Things like physical therapy and lack of mobility can mean lost time and wages from work.

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Burn Injury

Tragically, painful burn injuries occur every day across the country. While small burns can heal quickly, leaving only cosmetic damage, severe burns can lead to lasting physical and even emotional damage. This type of workplace tragic injury can leave you with a pile of problems, including extensive medical bills and lost wages. One way to recover some of these costs is through a workers’ compensation claim.

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Construction Site Accidents

Each year thousands of construction site workers are injured on the jobsite. Although there are many federal and state regulations in place to prevent construction site accidents, these types of injuries are all too commonplace in Florida and the rest of the United States.

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Exposure to Chemicals or Fumes

Injuries in the workplace that involve chemical hazards and toxic substances can leave you with long lasting damage and extensive financial losses. Workers exposed to heavy metals, dust, paint, solvents, or acids are at a high risk of injury. These types of injuries can even be fatal.

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Fall from Heights

A fall from any height can result in serious or fatal injuries that can impact the rest of your life and the lives of those you love. If you have been injured by a fall from a height, especially while on the job, you need to understand your rights regarding workers’ compensation benefits.

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Falling or Flying Objects

Every year, about 4,800 people are killed in workplace accidents and many more suffer serious injuries. About 20% of these deaths occur in construction and being struck by a flying or falling object causes about 11% of all workplace fatalities, according to OSHA. Dropped objects are also the third-leading cause of workplace injuries with almost 48,000 injuries in 2016 alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fall protection violations for people and objects are also the most common types of OSHA violations.

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Faulty Machinery or Machinery

On industrial and construction sites, injuries can come from many sources. One of the most common causes of workplace accidents involves misuse of machinery or fault machinery. While heavy machinery enables efficient and large-scale production of goods and construction, even experienced machinists are at risk of serious injury when a machine malfunctions. These accidents can lead to serious and life-changing injuries and even death.

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Fatal Workplace Injury

Each year thousands of people lose their lives on the job. According to the United States Department of Labor, 5,250 fatal injuries occurred in the workplace in 2018, which is a 2 percent increase from the death toll in 2017. Every work-related death should be investigated by more than just the insurance company. An experienced Work Injury lawyer can ensure that you get the settlement you deserve.

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Hearing and Vision Loss

It’s an unfortunate fact that many workers each year suffer hearing or vision loss as a result of a workplace injury. Certain jobs pose more of a hazard than others. For instance, loud noise on a construction site can deteriorate your hearing over time. Vision damage can also occur from things like head or eye injuries.

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Hospital Workplace Injuries

Hospital jobs are heavily laden with risk and hazards - things like lifting patients in and out of ambulances, wheelchairs, and gurneys can be extremely stressful to the body. Additionally, healthcare workers are often exposed to airborne diseases, viruses, hazardous bacteria, and contaminated equipment. Healthcare workers who are injured at work may suffer serious injuries which can result in time off work.

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Injuries Requiring Surgery

Any time you are injured on the job, there is the potential for serious problems, as this can negatively impact your ability to work and make a living. If your injury requires you to have surgery, you and your loved one will need financial assistance. Any surgical procedure usually comes with a hefty price tag and a set of risks.

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Lifting Injuries

Throbbing back pain that won’t subside or a dull ache in the neck that shoots down your arms can leave you unable to work and in a state of sheer panic. No pain is ever the same. Everyone has a slightly different source of pain when it comes to chronic injuries. The cause of these injuries can range from high impact sports to normal wear and tear. But unfortunately, the majority of lifting injuries are often incurred at work.

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Mesothelioma/Asbestos

According to the CDC, over 45,000 United States citizens died from mesothelioma from 1999–2015. That’s around 3,000 patients per year on average. The data shows just how devastating the results of this disease can be.

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Overexertion

Not every injury that occurs in the workplace is the result of an accident, violence, or repetitive motions. In some cases, overexertion, which occurs when you do too many strenuous physical activities on the job, is the cause of your injury. Like other injuries, overexertion claims may be eligible for workers’ compensation.

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Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are also known as repetitive motion injuries or repetitive strain injuries. According to OSHA, RSIs are one of the fastest growing injuries in the country. They affect nearly 1.8 million workers each year. This may be because these injuries can happen just about anywhere. Any workplace that demands long stints of sitting or standing or repeated manual activities puts you at risk for RSI.

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Shoulder/Knee Injury

Many of us neglect to think about major joints, like the knee and shoulder joints, until something goes terribly wrong. In fact, on-the-job accidents that injure these major joints are quite common. One of the most common ways for these types of injuries to occur is from repetitive handling of heavy materials.

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Slip and Fall

Reportedly, the most common type of work-related injury is usually the result of a slip and fall accident. The U.S. Department of Labor says that slips, trips, and falls that happen among employees make up 25% of all worker injuries, which often result in costly absences as well. A large portion of that percentage will also leave workers disabled in some capacity. In fact, according to The National Safety Council, there are about 110,000 injuries to the feet and toes of U.S. workers every year. This accounts for an astonishing 19% of all debilitating work-related injuries.

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Sprain or Ligament Damage

Sprain and ligament damage while on the job is common. This type of injury typically occurs after forceful movements, such as carrying heavy objects, quickly changing directions, shifting your weight, or other hurried movements. You may feel a pop or a sudden rush of pain when the injury occurs. However, most of us have been trained to ignore pain and continue working. This is not the smart solution. It is imperative to take time for your body to heal and recover properly from your injury.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a dangerous, debilitating disease that results from head trauma. Today, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of injury related death in the United States.

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Workplace Violence

Workplace violence appears in the news practically every day. This common occurrence includes everything from someone getting injured as the result of a fight between employees to bank or store robberies that lead to broken bones and other serious injuries.

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