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What Is Considered A Work Related Injury?

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If you've been injured at work, you may be wondering what is considered a work-related injury. Workplace injuries can vary in severity and type, but they all have one thing in common: they can leave you out of work and with pain that needs treatment. In this blog post, we'll discuss the different types of workplace injuries and what steps you should take if you're injured with the help of our chiropractor in Lincoln.

Common Workplace Injuries

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According to the National Safety Council, roughly 4.5 million work-related injuries occur every year, which is about one incident every eight seconds. While injuries in the workplace vary, more common ones arise. These injuries that occur more frequently are the following:

  • Muscular stress from lifting heavy objects or using improper form
  • Falls from the same level or to a lower level
  • Overexertion injuries
  • Crashes and collisions
  • Cuts and lacerations

Muscular Stress

Lifting heavy objects, especially with the incorrect form, can put extensive stress on your lower back, along with severe, chronic pain. These injuries often occur when attempting to lift a large item, such as a heavy box. Often, individuals bend over rather than properly kneeling down and letting their legs do the work. Or, the object is way too heavy, to begin with. Muscular stress can also occur over time with repetitive movements.

Falls

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Falls are another common occurrence under the umbrella of work-related injuries. Throughout many different work environments, whether in the office or a construction site, you're likely to have either a sleek or uneven surface. As a result, slips or falls are quite common, which can cause broken bones, back, and spinal injuries, or head trauma. It's important to note that falls are also common from a higher level platform are also dangerous. If you work in the construction industry, for example, falling off a ladder or roof is far more likely.

Overexertion

Delivery man lifting delivery boxes

Another common type of workplace injury is overexertion. This occurs when a person exerts themselves beyond their normal range of motion or strength, resulting in everything from muscle strains to herniated discs. Some examples of why overexertion can occur include improper lifting techniques, repetitive work with no break, or jumping from one level to another. It can often go unnoticed that you're pushing your body too far, especially if you have a job that requires daily tasks such as carrying or throwing, working on a factory line, or even poor ergonomics using a keypad and mouse.

Crashes or Collisions

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Crashes or collisions are often high-impact accidents that can cause severe injuries to victims. These types of work-related injuries often involve a car accident, truck, or in a factory setting for those who operate forklifts.

Treating Work Injuries

If you've been injured at work, you may be wondering if chiropractic care can help. Chiropractors are specialists in treating musculoskeletal injuries, and they may be able to provide relief from your symptoms. The benefits of receiving treatment from a chiropractor are numerous and diverse. For example, with spinal manipulation/ decompression, physical therapy, or ergonomics, you can expect your body to heal faster.

Lincoln Chiropractor for Workplace Injury Treatment

Now that you've understood what is considered a work-related injury, you can get the help you need. Are you looking for work injury treatment in Lincoln? Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture can provide the care you need. We are a local chiropractor in Lincoln that specializes in treating work-related injuries. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that enables you to get back to your life as quickly as possible. We look forward to providing you with superior chiropractic care.

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Chad Larson is a chiropractor who serves both the Lincoln and the surrounding areas in NE. Dr. Larson seeks to improve his chiropractic patients’ health and wellness in all areas of their lives. With a patient centered focus, he likes to treat the “whole person” in his work as a chiropractor, which means looking for the underlying cause of disease.
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