If you’re aware of common
workers’ compensation injuries near Marietta that employees may sustain, you’ll be more effective at preventing
on-the-job injuries. Accidents, negligence, or an unsafe work environment
can contribute to workers’ compensation injuries. To ensure your
safety on the job, take the time to review these common types of workers’
Neck and Back Injuries
A back injury or neck injury can cause a herniated disc, which, without
pain management treatment from an orthopaedic doctor, may lead to chronic
back pain, neck pain, sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica. Sciatica symptoms
include radiating neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, leg pain,
muscle weakness, and limb numbness or tingling. Workplace trauma or a
fall can cause broken vertebrae or spinal cord damage, which may result
in neck or back pain. On the job vehicle accidents can cause whiplash,
neck pain, and lower back pain.
Broken Bones and Bone Trauma
Bone injuries such as fractures, breaks, and bone trauma are often debilitating
because they require so much time to heal. If the injury is severe enough,
you may even require orthopaedic surgery. Broken or fractured bones can
be sustained in a workers’ compensation injury that inflicts severe
trauma on the area. A dislocated bone or joint can also occur due to trauma
or when severe stress is placed upon a joint in the course of your workplace
duties. A dislocated joint causes severe joint pain; for example, knee
pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, hip pain, ankle pain, or elbow pain.
Soft Tissue Injuries and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscle, tendons, or ligaments.
They may not be visible to the naked eye, but can cause intense pain and
swelling. Repetitive stress injuries result from repeatedly performing
a workplace task such as bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, or typing.
Repetitive stress injuries include tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome,
and bursitis. When a soft tissue injury or repetitive stress injury is
untreated, your risk increases of developing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,
and chronic joint pain.