workplace injuries

Today marks a lesser-known holiday — Employee Appreciation Day. This holiday gives employers the chance to thank their employees for their time and work. Creating a safe workplace is a great way for them to show gratitude. Workplace injuries are common and seriously affect peoples’ lives. At Christensen & Hymas, we are not only committed to representing injury victims — we want to help people avoid injuries altogether. This post identifies some common workplace injuries and how to avoid them.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

Below are some of the most common causes of workplace injuries. This is not an exhaustive list, but includes some of the most major work accidents.

  • Overexertion
  • Falls
  • Collisions with equipment or other objects
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Slips
  • Getting caught or stuck in machinery

Of course, these are only some of the causes of workplace injuries. However, they are the most common. The following tips can help you avoid these accidents and stay safe.

Workplace Safety Tips

Be careful not to overexert during activities like lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, or throwing. In addition, be careful while bending, crawling, twisting, climbing, or kneeling. If you tweak a muscle or start to feel pain, take a break or get necessary medical help. Always remain cautious and follow safety precautions and company rules. Work hard, but don’t let the need to get things done distract you from protecting yourself.

Christensen and Hymas Personal Injury Attorneys

Workplace injuries can prevent you from earning essential personal income. However, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. Fortunately, the personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas can help you on your road to recovery. If you have any questions, please contact us and schedule a free consultation.

We also offer free copies of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. This book explains personal injury law in plain English. We hope it helps you understand your rights, and look forward to helping you win your case!