Whether falling outside after slipping on a patch of ice, or tripping and falling down the stairs, falls are one of the most common causes of on-the-job injuries. Falls can result in sprains, strains, fractures, contusions, concussions, and other serious injuries.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repeating an activity many times over at work can cause repetitive strain injuries. Typing and using a mouse at a computer without sufficient breaks or sitting with poor posture can absolutely cause damage to arms, wrists, hands, and the back. Factory or warehouse work can also involve repeated motions, reaching, lifting, pushing, etc. Cold temperatures can exacerbate this type of injury, so construction workers who work outside are especially at risk.
Driving is demonstrably dangerous, and if you regularly drive as part of your work day, you could get into an accident. Getting enough rest, taking driver safety courses, and taking breaks when you are lulled by routine can help prevent accidents.
Cuts and lacerations
Injuries involving cuts or lacerations account for a large percentage of missed days of work, according to OSHA. This could involve tools, machinery, or knives in a culinary setting.
Fights or other workplace violence is one of the leading causes of injuries at work. Coworkers can be amiable companions, or constantly get on each other’s nerves. For better or worse, your colleagues are some of the people you spend the most time with. Fighting can happen, and lead to cuts, bruises, fractures, or other injuries.
If you have a workplace injury, arrange a consultation with an expert in workers’ compensation cases. OrthoUnited in North Canton, Ohio has some of the most skilled orthopedic surgeons in the state and the latest in diagnostics to ensure prompt care. Call (844) 469-2663 for an appointment today.