If you get hurt on the job or while performing work-related tasks, you may be eligible for a workers’ comp claim, and Alex J. Nelson, MD’s staff is happy to help you complete these forms. The most common work-related injuries are slips, trips, and falls. They make up 33 percent of all workplace injuries and are a major factor in workers’ comp claims. The kinds of injuries that can result from a slip and fall vary greatly and can include back injuries, lacerations, sprains, and broken bones (to name just a few). Wet surfaces, poor lighting, and items in walkways are all common causes of falls and slips.
The second most common work injury is getting hit by or stuck in machinery. If machines aren’t properly cared for, that’s a recipe for disaster. There is an incredible list of machinery-related injuries in the workplace, and they can range from mild to fatal. The majority of these injuries occur where the work is actually being performed, at the power transmission point, and where there are “other” moving parts. Every part and process of a machine must be safeguarded to ensure optimal safety.
The third most common workplace injury is caused by vehicle-related accidents. This may include accidents that happen while you’re on the road for a work-related event, such as commuting or delivering products for your employer. Any time there is big equipment like a vehicle, there’s an opportunity for a work-related injury. From being hit by a vehicle to getting into a fender bender, the types and severity of injuries can vary greatly.
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However, not all work-related injuries are sudden and traumatic. Carpal tunnel syndrome and types of arthritis can develop from repetitive motions, such as typing. With so many work-related injuries possible, it’s important to know that there are options when it comes to treatment. From spinal cord stimulation to radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy, we work with you to find a solution that is effective and safe. Contact Peak Health and Wellness today to learn more about treating work-related injuries.