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What Are Common Sources of Workplace Injuries?

Workers in Iowa are exposed to many different hazards on the job. However, there may be some that you aren't aware of simply because they aren't obvious. At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., we work to inform you about all of the potential areas of harm your job could offer.

Many people believe that you'll have a higher risk of workplace injury if you work in a dangerous location. For example, if you process dangerous chemicals, work in difficult environments like a mine, or working with heavy or sharp equipment, it's natural to assume that you're at an elevated risk for harm. This is partially true; known occupational dangers make up a good chunk of workplace-related incidents and injuries.

But what if you don't work in a packing plant or a chemical facility? Can you escape workplace harm? In the end, you may just face different risks. Repetitive motion injury or stress injuries from holding the same pose for long periods of time are common in desk jobs. Harmful gas leaks or the exposure to certain toxins can occur in any building, whether or not you're working directly with those harmful substances. Electrocution risks are also present nearly anywhere that there is a source of electricity.

In short, there are many different forms of danger you can face while you work, and they could be more common than you might think. If you want to learn more about being injured on the job, you can take a look at our web page. There you will be able to take a look at common causes for injuries, what to do if you are hurt at work, and other useful information.