What Are "Struck by Object" Injuries?
Employees can be hurt on the job in a variety of ways. One of the most common causes of work injury, though, falls under the category of “struck by object.” A warehouse worker is hit by a forklift, for example. A construction worker drops a sledgehammer on his foot. A bartender trips over a beer keg in a dark storage room and falls face first.
These accidents may or may not be fatal. If not, the resulting injuries can keep an employee away from work for a long time and require prolonged medical treatment. If a “struck by object” injury happens to your employees, the Workers’ Compensation claim can be substantial.