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What workplace accidents can cause internal bleeding?

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Workplace Accidents

Workplaces are where people spend a significant portion of their time, but they can also be scenes of unexpected dangers. Some can cause internal injuries that might not be apparent at first glance.

Internal bleeding is one such injury that can result from various workplace accidents.

1. Blunt force trauma

Blunt force trauma occurs when a blunt object strikes the body or causes the body to strike against another surface. In the workplace, this can happen in various ways, such as falling objects or vehicle accidents. Even seemingly minor incidents, like slipping and falling, can result in internal bleeding if the impact is forceful enough.

2. Penetrating injuries

Penetrating injuries involve the piercing of the skin and underlying tissues by sharp objects. These injuries can occur in workplaces with tools or equipment that have sharp edges, such as construction sites, manufacturing plants or kitchens. Accidental stabbings, cuts from broken glass or injuries caused by metal fragments are all examples of penetrating injuries that can lead to internal bleeding.

3. Crushing accidents

Crushing accidents happen when two objects with significant force compress a part of the body. This can occur in industrial settings involving heavy machinery or in transportation-related incidents. For example, getting pinned between a forklift and a wall or caught in the gears of machinery can result in internal bleeding.

4. Falls from heights

Falls from heights can result in various types of trauma, including internal bleeding. Workers in construction, maintenance and roofing are particularly at risk. Even falls from relatively low heights can cause internal injuries if the impact is forceful enough, highlighting the importance of proper fall protection measures.

Employers must prioritize safety measures to prevent such accidents from occurring. Those facing injuries from workplace accidents may want to seek fair compensation.