Falls from heights
There are also falls from considerable heights to consider. Those in the construction industry, for example, are often at risk of falling from a roof, ladder, or top of a staircase. Falls from heights can result from complete accidents or from faulty equipment. Employers generally implement extensive training, use of protective gear, and regular equipment inspections in order to prevent these types of injuries.
Alternatively, an employee might be struck by an object that falls from a shelf or that is dropped by another person. Head injuries are the most common in this class of injuries. Preventative measures generally taken by an employer here include observing proper storage techniques and providing protective gear such as hard hats.
Many jobs require using a vehicle, and an automotive accident that occurs on-the-job can result in all sorts of injuries. Employers generally implement safe driving policies and training to help prevent these accidents.
This is a type of injury that is most commonly seen in factories and manufacturing plants when clothing, shoes, fingers, hair, or extremities become caught in dangerous equipment. Special equipment protections, dress codes, and protective gear help to eliminate the likelihood of this type of injury.
This type of injury is not a result of overexertion but rather of more tedious motions repeated over an extended period of time. Such motions might include typing or using a cash register. These types of injuries can be difficult to like directly to the workplace since they develop over such an extended period of time.
If you believe you are owed compensation for your injury and live in the greater Salt Lake City area, contact my Taylorsville, Utah-based office today to start your case.