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The Most Common Occupational Injuries (Over 84% Fall Into THIS Category)

By | source:Here Apr 19th, 2022

Anyone can have an accident or injury on the job, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the most common types of work injuries are:


These are excessively physical, non-impact injuries caused by physically demanding and repetitive work activities.

Slips, trips, and falls

These work injuries involve falling on or from a structure, tripping, slipping, and injuries related to catching an object or preparing to be hit.

Contact with other objects or equipment

These are occupational injuries caused by pressure, friction, heat, and other hazards that relate to machinery, objects, and equipment.

About 84 percent of all nonfatal injuries fall into one of these three categories. The nature of these major workplace injuries typically affects certain industries more than others, including construction, agriculture, warehousing, and transportation.

If you are injured on the job, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends the following:

  • Get Immediate Medical Care – The type and delivery of medical care depends on your injuries; it could be as simple as first aid on the spot, or as critical as an ambulance ride to the nearest hospital.
  • Report the accident – Tell your supervisor about the accident as soon as possible.
  • Keep all documents – Keep copies of your medical bills, accident report, and other related documents.
  • File a Workers’ Compensation Claim – Most workers in New York State are protected by workers’ compensation which can pay for medical treatment and other expenses when you are injured on the job.

Established in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal agency under the US Department of Labor. OSHA’s mission is to ensure that America’s workers have a safe place to work through training, education, outreach, and enforcement. Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits, medical benefits, or both, for workers who are injured or become ill on the job. These benefits are awarded through a state Workers’ Compensation Board.