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Common reasons for workers’ compensation claims

| Jan 22, 2021 | workers' compensation |

There are many different types of jobs that people have in Anne Arundel County. No matter what type of job that people work, they are generally focused on what they need to do during any particular day. They may take certain safety precautions depending on what they are doing, but most are not thinking about the fact that they could be injured. However, there are many workplace accidents each year and many workers suffer injuries as a result.

There are many different injuries that workers suffer and many different ways that accidents occur. These injuries vary in severity, but many people are forced to miss time at work as a result many workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation claims. Some types of injuries tend to lead to workers’ compensation claims more often than others though.

Types of injuries leading to workers’ comp claims

The most common type of injury that leads to workers’ compensation claims are strains and sprains, which account for approximately 30% of all workers’ compensation claims. Cuts or punctures are the next leading cause and lead to about 19% of all claims. Next comes contusions at 12% of all claims. Then both inflammation and fractures each account for about 5% of all claims.

These injuries are caused by many types of accidents as well, but material handling causes 32% of all claims. Slips and falls also account for a significant number of injuries and claims. Other common accidents are being struck by an object, accidents involving tools and repetitive movements can cause injuries over time.

Some jobs in Anne Arundel are more dangerous than others, but injuries can occur in any type of workplace environment or setting. These injuries can force workers to miss time at work and can result in significant medical bills. Workers who find themselves in this situation may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to ease the financial burden. It is important that people receive the amount they deserve and experienced attorneys may be able to help ensure that occurs.