According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. saw 1.3 million work-related injuries in 2003. While some of these workers were able to return to work within a day or two, many others had to take time off and collect workers’ compensation as they recuperated. To avoid an injury at your own workplace, you should consider learning about the most common
work-related injuries in the country.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that sprains and strains were the leading injuries in the workplace, accounting for 43 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses in 2003. Bruises and concussions were the second-most frequent injuries, followed by cuts and lacerations. Of the sprains and strains that occurred in 2003, many of them affected workers’ backs. This suggests that thousands of workers are most likely lifting objects with their backs instead of with their knees. If you have suffered any kind of injury at work, consider consulting the Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at The Bendinelli Law Firm.