What Are the Most Common Causes of Workplace Injuries?

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All kinds of injuries can occur in the workplace, which can cost both the employer and the employee valuable time and money. No matter how attentive and conscientious you are about observing health and safety rules on the job, the potential for workplace injuries is ever-present. According to the BLS’s workplace injury statistics published in 2020, the total number of injuries per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers remained unchanged at 2.8.

The most-common causes of workplace injuries are:

• Repetitive stress and overexertion injuries
• Vehicle related accidents
• Trips, slips and falls
• Fire and explosions
• Being struck by or caught in moving machinery

Most workplace injuries result from diverted attention, inadequate training or unsafe work practices. If you’ve been seriously injured on the job, make sure to consult an experienced Illinois worker’s compensation attorney to ensure that no problems occur due to delays in providing notice and filing your Illinois worker’s compensation claim.