Every job faces particular risks. Among the most common injuries that workers in all industries sustain are orthopedic injuries. These injuries can develop due to an accident or as a result of the passage of time.
Here are the most common orthopedic injuries suffered by workers in the state of California.
- Overexertion injury:
These injuries commonly cause back, knee, hip, and shoulder problems. The main reason is the lifting of heavy boxes or bags, which represents an extra effort. The most common symptoms of these injuries are back pain and joint and muscle pain.
- Injuries due to a fall:
Falls can cause minor or severe injuries, from a sprained ankle to a severe brain injury. Among the regulations that companies must comply with to ensure the well-being of their employees is making sure to mark areas where the floor is slippery or where the walking area is uneven, among others.
- Repetitive motion injury:
This type of injury is one of the most common because most professions and jobs require specific repetitive movements. As we have explained in other blogs, these injuries are caused over time, and their impact occurs gradually. The consequences may vary depending on the profession. Someone who works all day in the office and spends all day sitting at a desk working on a computer, such as web developers, writers, secretaries, designers, and IT (information technology) professionals, can end up suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome in their wrists and hands. Tendonitis is another of the most common injuries.
In many cases, to avoid these injuries, orthopedic doctors may recommend using braces and support belts that can help prevent the development of a health problem, as well as preventive physical therapies.
If you are injured on the job, you must see a doctor quickly to document the injury and that it was indeed work-related. If you are not medically documented, you may have trouble getting the workers’ compensation you need and deserve. Our legal team can gladly guide you through the claim process until you get the compensation you deserve.