Getting hurt on the job is an unfortunate but common occurrence. For that reason, Maryland requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
Here are some of the most common types of workplace injuries in Maryland and the actions that can cause them.
Most common types of work injuries
Work injuries can be as minor as a bruise or scrape or as severe as broken bones or even death. Some common examples of injuries listed in claims for workers’ compensation in Maryland include:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Back injuries
- Burns or electrocution
- Soft tissue injuries
- Respiratory illnesses
- Crushed limbs
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Neck and head injuries
- Exposure to toxins
The causes for any of these injuries individually are not always the same.
Most common reasons for injuries
Some common causes of workplace injuries include:
- Repetitive movements. Performing the same daily tasks can strain the muscles you use and cause injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
- People who work in jobs that require extensive labor often suffer injuries caused by putting too much pressure on the body.
- Auto accidents. Injuries from auto accidents occurring during the scope of the employee’s job are work-related.
- Slips, trips and falls. The possibility of falling from a slip or trip is common on any job site.
- Equipment injuries. People who work with heavy equipment risk the possibility of getting struck or crushed.
Filing for workers’ compensation does not require any proof of liability or negligence. However, you may need to file a civil lawsuit if you feel you received a wrongful denial.