Although cases of non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses continue to decrease in the United States, there are still millions of employees who file worker’s compensation cases each year.
These incidents comprise of everything from basic sprains and muscle tears to severe head and neck damage.
According to a recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, material movers, equipment specialists, and laborers file the highest volume of accident cases per 100,000 full-time employees.
Still, thousands of other employees who work in environments that require them to sit for hours behind a monitor, they too face a number of health conditions that force them to seek medical help.
Every job has its unique health risks, which is why the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville are discussing the most common workplace injuries they treat on a regular basis.
Understanding common work-related injuries allows you to make educated decisions that help you avoid getting hurt on the job.
If you do happen to get injured while at work, make sure to schedule a free consultation with our Snellville clinic.
The same study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics mentioned highlights the most common work-related injuries that lead to employees missing several days of work.
By a wide margin, the most common injuries demanding time off of work were sprains, strains, and muscle tears. Of the close to 500,00 sprain, strain, and tear incidents filed last year, approximately 60 percent were caused by overexertion and bodily reaction.
Another 25 percent of all incidents were the result of slip and fall accidents or trips.
Referred to as MSDs, this condition speaks to any injury or damage that affects your joints or tissue in the upper/lower limbs, or the back area.
These kinds of injuries are responsible for 34 percent of all work-related injuries and conditions requiring time off of work in 2016.
Laborers and construction workers, stock, and cargo transporters had the highest amount of MSD incident according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at approximately 30,000. MSDs that lead to chronic back pain accounted for 40 percent of the total amount of cases cited in the study.
If your pain and discomfort prevent you from returning to your job, make sure to file a worker’s compensation report and schedule a Chiropractic examination right away.
If you experience significant pressure on your back and spine or constant pain when trying to perform basic tasks, call AICA Snellville to schedule an immediate appointment.
We can provide immediate pain relief, while also helping you with your claim. If you happen to need an experienced attorney, we can also connect you with one of our reputable connections.
Call us today at 404-889-8826.