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Three common causes for on-the-job accidents in Nebraska

2016 has been a rough year for workers in Nebraska. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened 41 investigations of the safety of workplaces within the state. Of these investigations currently underway, 32 cases resulted in hospitalizations and nine in amputations.

A recent Workers’ Compensation report analyzed these findings. According to the report, at least four deaths since March of this year were the result of preventable workplace accidents.

What causes these accidents?

Although causes of these accidents can vary, three of the most common include:

These are just three of the more common examples of on-the-job accidents. Various regulations are in place to reduce the risk of these accidents by helping to ensure the workplaces throughout the country are safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, those who are injured have rights. In most cases, injured workers are generally eligible to receive compensation to help cover the costs associated with the accident through a workers’ compensation claim.