WHAT IS A WORK RELATED INJURY?
A work related injury is an injury that has been sustained while carrying out a duty relevant to a person’s employment that may result in lost income due to the person not being able to perform their work duties for a period of time.
WHO IS AT RISK FOR A WORK RELATED INJURY?
Work related injuries are a very common occurrence. There are millions of Americans who subject themselves to risky environments, conditions, and tasks on a daily basis.
However, a risky or dangerous work environment is not the leading source of work related injuries. Many work related injuries happen as a result of very ordinary, repetitive job tasks and movements. Especially, with jobs that require heavy lifting, and work that has idle positions such as a desk job, or working at a computer, which can ultimately develop into nerve pain such as carpel tunnel syndrome.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SUSTAINED A WORK RELATED INJURY
All too often, employees sustain what they believe to be minor, or insignificant, injuries only to discover years down the road that serious, longterm, or even permanent damage has occurred.
Therefore, it is essential that anyone who has sustained a work related injury, while carrying out the duties relevant to their employment, should ensure that they receive the necessary care and treatment.
Even if it seems like a small matter now, pain can grow and become even more debilitating down the line. Many people make the mistake of believing that their injuries will heal themselves and get better over time. Seek help right away.
Given the proper care from Center for Pain Management, many people have been able to return to work much sooner and have been able to live their lives in the way they did before their work related injury.