What Are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?

Worker suffering after on-the-job injury

Whether it’s a major mishap or a minor setback, work injuries are unfortunate, and they call for immediate care. There are many ways that people can injure themselves (or others) at work, but certain types of injuries occur more frequently than others. Today on the Dr. Gil blog, we identify some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries. 

Overexertion Injuries

Repetitive motions such as lifting heavy objects, typing, or working in awkward positions can cause overexertion injuries. Physical overexertion may pertain to pulling, pushing, carrying, holding, or throwing activities at work. If your worker has a sprain, strain, or fracture due to repetitive motion, Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care can help.   

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Many workers get injured by falling from heights, such as roofs, stairways, scaffolding, and ladders. Slip and fall accidents or faulty equipment can cause these dangerous falls. Also, employees may slip on wet floors or trip over an item left on the ground. You can help reduce workplace accidents by implementing safety guidelines and properly training your employees. When accidents do happen, Dr. Gil’s is your solution. 

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Falling Object Injuries

Whether they fall from shelves or are accidentally dropped by another person, falling objects can cause serious injuries in the workplace. Unfortunately, objects can fall in any work environment — not just in warehouses. Make sure your employees always wear hard hats if they’re working with or around heavy objects. If your worker has been hit by a falling object or affected by a related accident, contact Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care.    


Cuts and lacerations are also common injuries in the workplace. Industrial employees use power saws and other machinery that can severely wound employees if they’re not careful. Laceration injuries can happen in retail stores and offices, too. Regardless of the workplace setting, the staff at Dr. Gil’s is on-call 24/7 to provide immediate care for lacerations and wounds.  

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Choose Dr. Gil’s Immediate Care

At Dr. Gil’s, we treat workplace injuries and accidents with readiness and efficiency, so your employees can return to work as soon as possible. If you have an injured worker, we accept walk-ins and we also provide on-site physical therapy after an injury. Choose our personalized workers compensation care at marginal cost. For any questions, call 417-869-8000.    



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