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Most common injuries cited on workers' compensation claims

California workers in all industries will be aware of the many safety hazards they face every day. While each job might have unique dangers, safety authorities say there are a few basic hazards that threaten employees in all work environments. These are hazards that cause millions of non-fatal injuries nationwide each year, giving rise to workers' compensation benefits claims.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists slip and trip accidents as a significant threat that causes multiple injuries from minor to catastrophic. Spills that are not cleaned up immediately and random objects or debris in walkways are named as primary causes of these accidents. Electrical hazards also exist in all workplaces, and employers must ensure frayed wires, shorting sockets and other electrocution threats are addressed.

Another threat that is often not recognized is allowing visitors to move about unaccompanied on business premises. This could threaten the safety of all employees because a growing problem throughout the nation is that of workplace violence. Contrary to what many believe, not all workplace violence incidents involve physical harm. Sexual harassment, verbal abuse and bullying are also forms of workplace violence and should be reported to supervisors immediately to put a stop to it.

Although these risks threaten the safety of all workers, those in California might find comfort in knowing that the state-regulated workers' compensation system would have their backs in the event of an on-the-job injury. However, some employers make it difficult for workers to obtain benefits, and the services of an attorney who is experienced in fighting for the rights of injured workers might be necessary. Workers are typically entitled to benefits that cover medical expenses and a portion of lost wages.

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