Every employee is at risk for getting hurt on the job. Whether it’s a shelf falling on top of you or throwing your back out while picking up a heavy load, you could suffer serious injuries. The most common, however, are ergonomic-related. Are you at risk for needing Florida workers’ compensation because of such an injury?

About Ergonomic-Related Injuries

Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work, or fitting a person to a job. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture and repeated tasks. Many injuries that occur because of a problem with ergonomics are musculoskeletal disorders.

Who Is at Risk?

Workers in many different industries are at risk for experiencing musculoskeletal disorders. These disorders affect the muscles, tendons, and nerves. Employees who spend lots of time at work stations and those who life heavy items, bend, lift overhead, push and pull heavy loads, work in awkward body postures and perform the same or similar tasks repeatedly are at risk for experiencing these injuries.

Common Injuries

A wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries can occur; however, some are more common than others. Common injuries include damage to the rotator cuff, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, lower back injuries, muscle strains, tendonitis, and epicondylitis.

If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be wondering how you’re going to pay the bills. Florida workers’ compensation is designed to help you. In order to get the amount you are entitled to, you’ll need the help of an attorney.

Give the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert a call to schedule a consultation and find out if we can help you.

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