Mar 14

Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can happen for a number of reasons. Whether you work in an office or a more active setting, injuries can occur regardless of your job. However, there are a few common occurrences of workplace injuries.

Knowing which workplace injuries are the most common can help you take the necessary precautions to avoid them happening to you. Here are the top five causes of workplace injuries.

1. Overexertion

Overexertion tops the list of most common workplace injuries. This can occur from lifting, carrying, throwing, or holding something that is too heavy. Twisting, kneeling, sitting, or standing can also cause overexertion and workplace injury.

2. Trips and Falls 

Falls are another one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. Whether falling on the same level or a lower level, taking a tumble at work may be more common than you think. Slipping or tripping without a fall can also cause injury, although often less serious or common.

3. Equipment or Object Accidents 

Getting struck by equipment is also a common cause of workplace injuries. When equipment is not properly used or proper precaution is not taken around equipment, you may become hurt. It’s always important to have proper training before operating equipment and machines in the workplace.

4. Roadway Incidents 

If you need to travel for work and are injured, this still counts as a workplace injury. Whether you’re in a car accident while on the road or you’re struck by a motorized vehicle, roadway incidents are another common cause of workplace injury. Roadway incidents can also occur if your job requires you to work on roadways.

5. Repetitive Movements 

Workplace injuries can occur in traditional office settings. While you may not use dangerous equipment or travel often, repetitive movements, including typing, can cause workplace injury. These injuries don’t occur as immediately as a fall or accident, but they can still be painful.

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, getting proper treatment is important for restoring your health and getting back on your feet. For injury treatment in Brooklyn, contact Dr. Jeff Mollins, D.C. Call us today at 347.842.4596 to discuss your unique situation or to schedule your next appointment.