Being hurt on the job is a scenario that no Maryland worker wants to encounter. However, every worker faces some type of risk no matter what profession he or she is in. Though some jobs may have more inherent dangers than others, some common risks span across all occupations, and anyone could end up in need of workers’ compensation because of them.
One of the leading causes of work-related injuries is falling. Falls can occur due to trips or slips on same-level surfaces, or individuals could fall while working at height. In either case, serious injuries could result. Protection equipment and proper training should be provided to all workers, but even with those, injury-causing accidents can still happen.
Fatigue and repetitive strain can also cause serious injuries in various occupations. Trying to work too hard and overexert oneself can easily lead to injuries. In some cases, workers may feel as if they have to push themselves due to instructions from their employers or simply having too many hours to work. Fatigue itself can easily result in decreased focus and increased risk of injuries while on the job, and overexertion can result in sprains, strains and other injuries.
It can be difficult to take care of oneself while on the job in some cases. Individuals may work long hours because they need the money, and some may feel they have no choice but to push through pain or other discomfort. Unfortunately, serious injuries can take place, and many Maryland workers may end up in need of workers’ compensation. If so, it may be useful to ensure that injured workers understand their benefits options.