No matter your line of work, there are some common work injuries that you may see across the board. Lifting, falling, auto or machinery accidents and repetitive motions can all result in injuries in your workplace and you should be on the lookout for them.
These injuries come from a lot of the most typical workplace requirements. Overexertion, heavy lifting, and fatigue are all common causes of these injuries. Ensuring that we learn the right way to do physical work, maintaining our fitness, and changing positions often in our workplace can help prevent these injuries from occurring. When they do occur, some of the best treatments involve chiropractic care and massage therapy.
Slips and Falls
Wet floors, objects lying about, poor lighting and loose flooring are easy ways to create an unsafe environment at work for slips and falls to happen. Staying alert to your surroundings, keeping a clean work environment, and communicating verbally and in writing about any obstacles or issues in the workplace can help prevent accidents from happening. Usually in the cases of these injuries, rehab or physical therapy is necessary for recovery.
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Regular keyboard activity is most likely to cause this sort of injury in the workplace. Remembering to take brief breaks frequently can help, as can proper equipment for posture and arm rest. Ice and rest will help heal short-term injuries, and physical therapy will help heal long-term injuries.
Machinery & Equipment
Injuries from tools and machinery at work could be due to unsafe clothing/jewelry, lack of awareness, or even broken equipment that is not operating as it should. Reminders in the workplace about dress code, sleep and alertness, and regular machine maintenance could be vital to preventing such injuries. Of course safety protection is a necessity as well – you don’t want to end up in the ER with life-changing injuries due to a small mishap.
We all know of some common causes for motor vehicle accidents as we experience them throughout life. Employee safety training and driving record background checks will be paramount to keep your team operating as safely as possible. Those involved in auto accidents often seek chiropractic care and physical therapy.
If you’ve experience any of these injuries or any others at work and need support for your worker’s comp claim, please don’t hesitate to contact us!