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Common Workplace Injuries

People working at industrial or construction sites are at risk of injury due to their work environment. Workplace injuries can affect physical and mental health, as well as cause disability. It is essential to know your rights regarding worker’s compensation laws.

Common workplace injuries:

Slip and fall – Slip and falls are one of the most prevalent workplace injuries in the United States. Slip and falls take place as a result of wet or damaged floors, debris on the floor, and other obstructions. These accidents can cause broken bones, head and back injuries.

Falls from heights – This happens from an elevated area such as roofs, ladders and stairways. Falls from heights usually take place due to malfunctioning equipment.

Overexertion injuries – This type of injury is caused by pushing, pulling, lifting, holding, carrying, and throwing activities.

Injuries due to falling objects – Objects falling from shelves, falling from above, or unknowingly dropped by another person can cause injuries. Head injuries are common due to this accident.

Vehicle accidents – Workers driving vehicles for the purpose of business may get injured if the vehicle turns over or crashes. This can lead to injuries.

Electric shock – Another common workplace injury is electric shock. Those who work with electricity on a daily basis are at high risk of getting injured due to electric shocks.

Workplace hazards – Some on the job hazards like chemicals and fires may cause burns, explosions, and other serious injuries to the worker.

Contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C. – New York Construction Accident Lawyer

Attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. have successfully represented thousands of construction workers who have been hurt on the job. Our investigative team and acts quickly to gather and preserve evidence.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specializes in construction accidents. If you would like a free consultation, then call 917-300-0797, 212-235-1447, 718-619-4525 or email us at

Their service locations include New York and its surrounding areas, and Westchester NY.

About The Author

Fatos Dervishi, Esq.

Fatos Dervishi, Esq.

A personal injury attorney, with offices in the Bronx and Manhattan, Fatos Dervishi has years of experience handling cases in New York. Mr. Dervishi, who grew up in Albania, obtained his law degree in 1989 from the Tirana University School of Law. He then worked as a special agent of the General Investigations Office with an office in Tirana, before being elected Deputy Attorney General by the Albanian Parliament in 1994. He served as Deputy Attorney General of Albania from 1994 to 1998.

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