- A closer look at repetitive stress injuries
- December 28, 2017
People are hurt at work in many different ways, whether they sustain an injury on a construction site or are hurt in a workplace accident that occurs on the road. However, it is also important to bear in mind that some workplace injuries happen in work environments that may be seem as relatively risk-free. For example, an office worker who may not be exposed to as many work-related hazards as those employed in other fields could suffer an injury due to repetitive stress.
Repetitive stress injuries develop over time and may cause serious problems for an employee who is affected by this condition. For example, someone who bends over in the same position repeatedly or has to type for an extended amount of time on a daily basis could suffer a repetitive stress injury. Aside from physical pain, these injuries make life hard for injured employees in other ways. Sometimes, an employee may not be able to return to their previous line of work because of a repetitive strain injury. Moreover, these injuries can bring on financial problems due to rehabilitation costs or forcing an employee to take time away from work.
Those who work in office spaces or have other types of jobs may think that the chances of a work injury are very low. However, some people could find themselves in a difficult position when a repetitive strain injury throws their life off track. Our blog has more info on workers' compensation and other issues related to work injuries.