Suffering a catastrophic injury in the workplace is devastating. The fallout can be far reaching physically, emotionally, and financially for the worker who was severely hurt, along with their family.
What Kinds of Workplace Injuries are Often Catastrophic?
Catastrophic injuries while on the job often involve brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, loss of limb(s), and crushed or broken bones, to name a few. These are commonly the result of:
- Being hit by a forklift
- Strikes by falling objects
- Being hit by a dump truck, freight truck or other vehicle
- Burns from dangerous chemicals
- Falls from rafters, scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or other high places
- Amputations or lacerations by heavy machinery or equipment without proper guarding