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Common Workplace Injury – Sprains and Strains

Out of the millions of injuries that take place in the work environment, sprains and strains are a part of nearly 50% of the workers compensation claims filed by injured workers. Sprains and strains are common injuries that occur to everyone from hard laborers to office staff.

Sprains and strains most commonly occur in the backs of workers but these injuries also affect other parts of the body including the neck, knees, shoulders, hips, and legs. These strains occur often from overexertion, overextension, making contact with objects, reaction injuries, and improper lifting or moving techniques.

Sprains and strains can affect all workers young or old and occur to workers across many industries and job types. These injuries can range from minor to very serious with some injuries putting workers out of a job for the long-term and requiring significant rehabilitation to regain use of various body parts.

Sprains and strains can be prevented with proper safety techniques and gear that is meant to protect workers. When management is negligent and does not provide attention to health and safety issues or when workers fail to abide by the guidelines, coworkers are subject to injury.

Reactionary injuries are common when an on the job incident takes place and worker attempts to get out of the way to avoid injury, ending up with strained or sprained back, leg, and shoulder injuries in addition to other injuries caused by the accident.

If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident and have to seek medical attention for serious strains or painful sprains, it is also important to seek counsel for a potential workers compensation claim. To discuss your case, call our toll free number at 855-614-4351 for a free evaluation or use our online contact form.