Top Five Most Common Workplace Accidents And Injuries

For many Americans, going to work comes with an array of risks and hazards. Getting hurt on the job can be devastating, both physically and financially.

The most common workplace injuries include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts and punctures
  • Contusions
  • Inflammation
  • Fractures
  • Chronic sicknesses resulting from a type of work

In addition, workers can suffer more serious injuries, such as:

  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Burn injuries

The amount of work that can be missed as a result of a workplace injury can vary. On average, strains and sprains resulted in 57 missed workdays, followed by cuts and punctures at 24 days. Of the most common-resulting injuries, inflammation and fractures caused the most time away from work at 91 and 78 days, respectively.

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