Types of Workplace Accidents


Scissor lifts are a great asset to construction and other types of work that involve heights, which is common. These heavy machines boost workers and/or machinery into the air and are intended to do so safely. When scissor lifts are involved in accidents caused by negligent operators, negligent companies, faulty maintenance, or anything else, the results are often devastating. If you've been injured in a scissor lift accident, don't delay consulting with an experienced Missouri workers' compensation attorney. Workplace injuries can happen anywhere - on a construction site, in a manufacturing plant, or even in the office. The truth is, every worker deals with the risk of injury every day. Often, these work-related injuries can have life-altering repercussions. Most employees who are injured on the job in Missouri are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. That's important because workers' comp can help you financially support yourself and your family as you deal with the injury now and in the future.If you've been injured at work, get assistance from the experienced workplace accident attorneys at The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton. We can help you file your workers' compensation claim correctly and get the financial support you deserve. Contact us now for more information.

What Are the Most Common Types of Workplace Accidents?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million injuries occurred in the workplace in 2018, along with 5,250 fatal work injuries. While injuries can occur in countless situations, here are some of the most common types of workplace accidents.

Defective Equipment

Missouri workers have a right to safety in the workplace. Consequently, employers are required to regularly check their equipment checks and perform routine maintenance. On the other hand, if you are aware that equipment may be unsafe, you must report it.

Industrial Work Accidents

Many workplace accidents happen in factories and manufacturing facilities. An accident can occur at the hands of faulty equipment, forklifts, scissor lifts, and many other ways.

Chemical Accidents

Many workers suffer injuries resulting from potentially dangerous chemicals such as:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Ammonia
  • Asbestos
  • Chlorine
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Sulfuric acid

Chemical accidents often lead to burns and irritation in the eyes, nose, and throat. If the exposure is particularly high, a victim could have difficulty breathing or experience chest pains, vomiting, and even death.

Slip and Fall

From poor lighting and wet surfaces to obstacles in a pathway or missing tiles; slips, trips, and falls can occur in numerous ways. If you're dealing with an injury due to negligent conditions at your workplace, contact a workplace accident attorney to learn your rights and make sure you are compensated for your injuries.

Ladder Accidents

Falling from a ladder is another accident that happens all too frequently. Sadly, these accidents normally happen high in the air, and the impact from the fall can result in serious injuries such as herniated discs, head trauma, and death.

Other Workplace Accidents

Workers are hurt on the job in dozens, if not hundreds of ways. Here's a quick list of other common workplace accidents:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Crushed by heavy objects
  • Entanglement
  • Forklift accident
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions

Hire an Experienced Missouri Workplace Accident Attorney Today

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