Struck Against Object Workers Comp
Struck against object is a code in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that is used to describe a job-related accident that a worker has that brings about an injury. When a workers' compensation claim is made for a work-related injury, the cause of the injury is listed under the appropriate code in the OIICS.
When a worker's injury results from being struck against object, it is referring to a worker hitting an object. For example, a worker may be injured if they run into an overhead pipe, corner, vehicle or another person. Struck against object may also involve being pushed or thrown against or into an object, kicking an object, bumping into an object or stepping on an object. Put simply, coming into contact with an object can result in a worker being injured.
The code of struck against object is additionally placed in some sub-headings. These are:
- Struck against object, unspecified - This heading is used when the object a worker strikes is not specified or listed.
- Stepped on object - This category is used when a worker is injured by stepping on a stationary object.
- Struck against stationary object - This is the heading when a worker hits an object that is not moving.
- Struck against moving object - This is the classification when a worker is injured by striking an object that is moving.
- Struck against object, n.e.c. - This heading is for when a worker hits an object that is not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.).
Types of Work With a High Risk of a Struck Against Object Injury
Certain kinds of work have a higher risk for a struck against object injury. Some of these include:
- Truck drivers
- Construction laborers
- Loggers and timber cutters
- Loading dock workers
- Assembly line workers
- Iron workers
Possible Injuries Resulting From a Struck Against Object Accident
There are several kinds of injuries that may be caused by a struck against object accident at work. Some of these are:
- Small sprains
- Broken bones or fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Elbow and shoulder injuries
- Hip, knee and ankle injuries
Can I Get Workers Comp for my Struck Against Object Injury?
The thing you would like to know if you have had a struck against object injury where you work is, "Can I get workers comp for my struck against object injury? The good news is, "Yes, you can."
If your struck against object injury occurred as you were doing your job for your employer, you are eligible for workers' compensation. One of the good things about workers' compensation is that it covers almost every work-related injury, and it does not matter whose fault the accident was that brought about the struck against object injury. When it comes to workers' compensation, fault is not an issue.
If your employer is trying to keep you from filing a workers' compensation claim or trying to say that you are not eligible for workers' compensation, the thing you need to do is to contact a workers' compensation attorney.