Welcome back to part two of this two-part series of workplace injury. In part one, we discussed two of the most common workplace injuries we treat here at Injury Care Centers.
Today, we resume our discussion with a few more common worker’s comp claims and how you can prevent sustaining an injury at work.
10 Industries With The Most Workplace Injuries
- Trash and Recycling Collecting
- Iron and Steel Working
- Truck Driving
- Farming and Ranching
- Grounds Maintenance
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive motion injuries are, by far, the most common injuries in the United States. When you continually make the same motion — typing on a keyboard, working out, sewing, lifting, working at a cash register, etc. — your same body parts, namely joints, are used over and over.
This puts stress on the joints, ligaments, and muscles in the affected area. Common places to experience repetitive motion injuries include the shoulder, elbow, neck, and wrists.
To avoid repetitive motion injuries, it is important to attempt to adjust the way you move. Having a more ergonomic workspace may help, as well as engaging in regular physical exercise to strengthen the supporting tissues.
It will also help to avoid the same motions you use at work, while at home or while performing your hobbies. If you begin to feel pain or stress in your joints, neck, or back, visit your local chiropractor for an evaluation and treatment plan to stay ahead of repetitive motion injuries.
Many employees in a variety of settings — truck drivers, delivery services, sales, and off-site services — use vehicles on the job. Collisions and accidents are an inherent risk for anyone in a vehicle and the risk increases with the more time you spend inside a vehicle.
Work-related vehicle accidents are similar to those of general-purpose vehicle use accidents, except when it comes to truck driving, farm equipment, and other non-standard vehicles.
To avoid vehicle accidents at work or in work vehicles, you should practice road safety and follow all of the rules of the road.
If you are involved in an accident, no matter how minor, be sure to seek medical attention right away and visit your local chiropractor for an evaluation and possible adjustment or ongoing treatment plan.
At Injury Care Centers Inc, we can treat a variety of workplace injuries, including those under worker’s compensation claims. The best part is, we can help with the legal paperwork while restoring you to a state of wellbeing.
To learn more about our workplace injury services, visit us online. If you have been injured on the job in Silver Spring, Wheaton, or Lanham, contact Dr. Natalie and her team for an evaluation today.