Klampe Law Firm
Southern Minnesota’s injury law firm Serving the Community Since 1972
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Common workplace injuries for which compensation may be due

You probably know that if you sustain an injury on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation; however, you may not realize the extent of eligibility. An injury may occur from a one-time event. An injury may also develop over time. Below are three of the most common categories for workers’ compensation claims. Does your injury fall into one of these areas?


Did you know that the leading cause of workplace injuries is overexertion? If you have a job that requires you to push, pull, reach, carry or lift, you could easily sustain an injury. Overexertion also includes activities like bending and twisting, even walking.


Issues that hold second and third place on the list of most common workplace injuries are falls on the same level and falls to another level, respectively. Falls from ladders or off roofs are common in the construction industry, whereas anyone can experience a fall on the same level caused by a slippery floor or an obstacle left on a darkened walkway.

Repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries are quite common in the workplace. Overexertion can cause them, and the same applies to repeated activity or an awkward motion. They often affect hands, fingers, thumbs and wrists. You are probably familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, an injury that frequently affects computer users. However, bursitis, tendinitis and trigger finger are also examples of repetitive stress injuries. These are problems that build up over time and affect soft tissue areas such as muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

Seeking help

Perhaps you are an IT expert and spend your workday on a computer. Or maybe you are a commercial driver who lifts, stacks and carries cargo. It could be that you work on an assembly line. No matter how you acquired your on-the-job injury, you have available benefits through workers’ compensation. If you sustained an injury and need legal guidance from an attorney who will protect your interests, please reach out to us.

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