Jump to Lower Level Accidents and Workers Compensation
Jump to lower level is one of the classifications in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) that was developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for a job related accident that causes injury to a worker . When a worker is hurt in an accident at work, the accident has to be classified under one of the headings in the OIICS.
Jump to lower level is the classification that describes a work related accident that occurs when a worker intentionally jumps from the level he or she is on to a level that is below them. This classification is used even when the worker intentionally jumps to avoid a fall.
Sub Categories of Jump to Lower Level classification
Jump to lower level is a job related accident category that has several sub-categories. These include:
- Jump to lower level, unspecified - This is used when the specific details of the jump to a lower level are not specified.
- Jump from nonmoving vehicle - This is used when a worker is injured from a jump down from a stationary vehicle.
- Jump from scaffold, platform, loading dock - This is used when a worker is injured from jumping to a lower level off of one of these structures.
- Jump from structure, structural element, n.e.c. - This is used when a worker is injured from jumping to a lower level off of some kind of structure or structural element that is not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.).
- Jump to lower level, n.e.c. - This is used when a worker is injured from a jump to a lower level that is not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.).
When a worker jumps to a lower level to avoid a fall, an object or for some other reason, an injury can result from that jump.
Types of Jobs Where There is a Higher Risk for Jump to Lower Level Accident
There are occupations that involve a higher risk for jump to lower level accident. Some of these are:
- Construction workers
- Steel workers
Possible Injuries Resulting from Jump to Lower Level Work Related Accident
Several possible injuries can result from jump to lower level accident at work. These include:
- Torn ligaments and tendons in your wrist, knee or feet
- Broken pelvis or hip
- Head injuries that can range all the way from a minor concussion to a traumatic brain injury
- Back, spine and neck injuries, such as a broken back or slipped disc.
Can I Get Workers Comp for my Work Related Jump to Lower Level Accident?
The thing that is important for you to know is that you can get workers comp for your work related jump to lower level accident. The reason for this is because workers comp does not take fault into consideration in determining who is eligible to receive workers comp benefits. Workers comp is a no-fault type of business insurance. Even though you jumped to a lower level and were injured, if you did this while carrying out your job for your employer, it is covered by workers comp.