Repetitive Stress Work Injuries
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Certain occupations come with inherent danger. It is widely known that professions such as law enforcement, firefighting, and fishing are highly dangerous. However, did you know that normal workplaces could put employees at risk too? Hospital staff, construction workers, and window cleaners are at risk to sustain an injury at work. One of the main culprits for workplace injuries is repetitive stress. A repetitive stress injury occurs when a person continually performs the same motion, leading to tissue, muscles, and tendon damage.
Repetitive stress injuries account for 60% of all job-related injuries. That translates to one in eight Americans who are injured this way. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 384,260 people in the national workforce suffer because of overexertion. Of that number, 29,440 people sustain their injuries because of repetitive stress. If you have been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. It is your employer’s responsibility to report injuries to their insurance after you file a claim. New York City workers’ compensation attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. can help!
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Main Causes of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries can occur at virtually any job site that requires constant movement. The factors that cause the harm are repeated, awkward movements, bending, and lifting. These motions can strain your muscle, tissues, and put pressure on your body.
Some work-related activities that can cause repetitive stress injuries are:
- Lifting patients
- Pipe setting
- Constantly using power tools
- Overhead work
- Window washing
Employers are responsible for providing appropriate training and gear to protect their workers. In addition, they must also adhere to any safety regulations and guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Failing to do so can lead to further harm.
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