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As personal injury lawyers, we've seen it all. We have cases for car, truck and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, wrongful death, product liability, animal/dog bite injuries, and even work related injuries.

Typically our workplaces are relatively safe, as they have to be due to the law. There are, however, some instances where you could possibly find yourself injured while at work. There are many types of work-related injuries that correlate with many different types of work. To give you a generalized idea about what types of work related injuries there are, we've grouped them into particular fields.

Types of Work-Related Injuries

Driving Based Injuries

• Improper training on Fork Lifts or Pallet Trucks
• Poor Maintenance of vehicles
• Working long or late hours

Factory Based Injuries

• Straining on a repetitive basis
• Handling, carrying or lifting objects that are too big or too heavy
• Malfunctioning or unwatched heavy machinery
• Falling from ladders or other heights

Equipment Based Injuries

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... workplace that has the highest rate of fatalities is the construction industry. Many of the injuries that happen here may overlap w/ those that are Factory based.

• Extreme heavy machinery accident resulting in the loss of a limb or limbs
• Severe injuries due to defective, poorly maintained or unwatched machinery
• Falling from height due to a dangerous piece of equipment

Office Based Injuries

• Lack of warning, poor maintenance or improper signage leading to trips or falls
• Improper storage of cleaning solutions or other chemicals
• Defective or unmaintained seating
• Faulty or improper storage of electrical equipment

Retail Based Injuries

• Slipping on spilled liquids or unsigned wet areas
• Stock or clothing racks being incorrectly positioned
• Straining on a repetitive basis
• Heavy lifting, handling or carrying objects

While there really is now way for you to guarantee or prevent while being injured at work, you at least now have the tips to significantly reduce those risks. If you or someone you know has been injured in a work related accident, be sure to contact the attorneys of Sweeney Attorneys today. Sweeney Attorneys represents any and all persons that have been injured in one way or another by a work related accident or possibly even by a defective product.

So if you need money for medical costs, lost wages, and any other involved expenses, contact Sweeney Attorneys today for an experienced Riverside county personal injury attorney and personal injury lawyer! Sweeney Attorneys can determine whether or not you or your loved one may qualify for compensation.

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