Work Injury can range from stress disorders like carpel tunnel syndrome to serious injuries which can even be fatal. No matter how secure and safe the workplace is, it is a sad reality that work injury can never be completely ruled out from a workplace. Basically work injury can be broadly classified under two categories i.e. traumatic injuries and occupational injuries.
Traumatic Injuries usually happen due to a single event like motor vehicle accidents or broken bones due to a fall. Most of the work injury under this category involves damage to the neck, spinal cord, bones and back. Fall from a scaffold at the construction site or factories can cause loss of a limb, soft tissues injuries, back injuries etc.
Occupational injuries includes work injury caused by repetitive movements. This is usually a manifestation of a worker’s duties over a long period of time. Lets know more about the most common workplace injuries.
- Slip and fall accidents which are mostly associated with construction sites and involves bone fractures and head trauma.
- Heavy lifting, pulling or carrying can cause severe muscle sprains, back problems etc.
- Working with heavy machinery and vehicles can cause serious injuries in case of collisions or accidents.
- Electrical shocks
- Use of hazardous materials can cause work injury due to dangers from fire and explosions.