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Common Workplace Accidents

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Personal Injury at Work

Personal injuries typically occur as an accident caused by the actions of another person. It is common for the injured person to seek compensation for the other party’s negligent acts in these circumstances. However, if you are injured in the workplace, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation.

Here are some of the most common types of workplace accidents:

Slips, Trips, and Falls

No matter your work environment, it is common to come in contact with slippery ground. Whether the floor is wet from being recently washed or something spilling, it doesn’t take much to lose your footing and slip backward, injuring your spine, head, or neck.

Additionally, falls can happen if your job requires you to work at tall heights. For example, if you frequently stand on a ladder, scaffolding, or even roofs to complete your work, you are at an increased risk of falling.

Workplaces should also have adequate lighting, clear walkways, and protected holes to prevent any tripping. Tripping can also result in broken bones and other serious injuries.

Repetitive Strain Injury and Muscle Strains

If you work in a setting where you manually lift, push, carry, throw, or pull heavy objects, you may be subject to a muscle strain injury. There are proper techniques for each of those movements to prevent overexertion of your muscles and reduce your risk of hurting yourself. Your employer should provide training on how to complete physical tasks correctly.

Another common injury that takes place in the workforce is repetitive strain injury, caused by repeating the same movements without proper ergonomics. Repetitive strain injuries include:

You can prevent these types of injuries by educating employees on proper techniques and providing training.

Fallen Objects

Frequently, employees find themselves struck by a fallen object or piece of heavy equipment. Injuries like these can result in concussions, bone breaks, or even whiplash. Most often, people don’t see the falling object before it is too late and can be taken by surprise.

Personal Injury Treatment in Jacksonville

Injuries can happen at any time, and regardless of how the injury occurs, it is important to trust a well-rounded healthcare provider with your recovery process. The team at Amazing Spine Care has the necessary tools to alleviate your pain and get you feeling back to yourself again.

If you live or work in Jacksonville, Florida, give our office a call today at (904) 320-0808 to make an appointment.