Common On-the-Job Injuries That Can Put You out of Work

by Staff Blogger | October 4th, 2017

Getting hurt at work can be a double whammy. Not only can it result in a painful injury that might leave you unable to do your job, but it can also put you in an awkward situation with your employer. Many companies are hesitant to submit claims on behalf of injured workers, especially if the injuries aren’t reported right away or if there’s a lack of evidence to suggest the injuries occurred at the workplace.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville workers’ compensation lawyers fight for the rights of injured workers throughout Middle Tennessee, regardless of the types of injuries they suffered on the job. We know that workplace injuries are extremely varied, but some of the most common include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls – Workers of all types and in all occupations are at risk of suffering slip and fall injuries. Whether they’re construction workers who fall from catwalks and scaffolds or office workers who slip on slick floors or uneven surfaces, slip and fall injuries can be devastating and even potentially deadly.
  • Overexertion injuries – Jobs that require pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, and carrying all have the potential to cause injuries. When workers overexert themselves during those activities, they can damage or tear muscles and ligaments, resulting in pain and even disability.

Almost all employers in Tennessee are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees who get hurt on the job, but it can be difficult for injured workers to get the benefits they deserve. If you or someone you love was injured at work, it’s important to get an advocate on your side who understands the system and knows how to get results. Contact us today for a free consultation.