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A Comprehensive Overview of Workplace Incidents in Oregon

Workplace incidents are an unfortunate reality across various industries in Oregon. These incidents may arise due to employer negligence, unsafe work environments, or human error.

For specific inquiries about your rights as an employee or workplace incidents, consult a licensed personal injury attorney in Oregon.

The following list details common workplace incidents:

  1. Slips, Trips, and Falls:
    • Employees may experience slips, trips, or falls due to wet or slippery surfaces, obstructed walkways, uneven floors, or inadequate lighting.
  2. Height-Related Falls:
    • Workers, especially in the construction industry, are at risk of falling from elevated locations such as scaffolding, rooftops, or ladders if proper fall protection measures, equipment usage, and training are not provided.
  3. Object Impact Injuries:
    • Injuries caused by falling objects, moving vehicles, or equipment can occur in various work environments, including construction, manufacturing, and warehousing.
  4. Caught-in/Between Incidents:
    • Workers can become caught, crushed, or trapped in machinery, equipment, or between objects in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.
  5. Overexertion Injuries:
    • Overexertion injuries may occur due to repetitive actions, lifting heavy objects, or working in uncomfortable positions, potentially leading to musculoskeletal disorders like sprains, strains, and herniated discs.
  6. Hazardous Substance Exposure:
    • Workers may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, fumes, or dust in their workplace, resulting in respiratory issues, chemical burns, or other injuries.
  7. Fires and Explosions:
    • Workplace fires and explosions can stem from defective electrical systems, combustible materials, or improper chemical handling, causing burns, smoke inhalation, or additional injuries.
  8. Vehicle-Related Accidents:
    • Employees operating or working near vehicles, including delivery trucks, forklifts, and heavy machinery, face the risk of accidents.
  9. Acts of Violence:
    • Violent actions, such as physical assault or harassment, can lead to bodily harm or psychological trauma.
  10. Repetitive Stress Injuries:
    • Performing repetitive tasks or working in awkward positions for extended periods may result in repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.

In Oregon, employees who experience a workplace incident may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. Employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to safeguard their employees in the event of a workplace incident.

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