When Work Place Injuries Happen
Look, we get it. Workplace injuries happen, and believe it or not, no workplace industry is safe. From extreme injuries like broken bones, to back and neck pain, workplace injuries leave millions of hardworking people unable to work for both short and long-term periods.
If you’re struggling with a workplace injury, we feel your pain (no pun intended), but just know that you are not alone! These types of injuries are very common. The National Safety Council reports that in the United States, a member of the workforce is injured on the job every seven seconds.
Although many workers are able to return to their jobs quickly and safely with minimal physical consequences, some workers do experience long-term injuries that can hinder their professional and personal lives.
In this blog, we are looking at a few different common workplace injuries that can happen to anyone. Even if we try to prevent these injuries, they may still happen at some point in your professional life. When those injuries do happen don’t worry, DASH Supplemental has got you covered for even the most minor injuries.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very typical repetitive stress injury that is very common in your everyday average office. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. When the median nerve is compressed, the symptoms can include numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm. If you’re like us and work at a computer all day, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a real concern. We recommend reducing your force and relaxing your grip on the computer mouse to help alleviate symptoms as well as taking frequent breaks!
Slips, falls, and stitches
Falling down can cause a variety of long-term and short-term injuries in the workplace. The DASH team recommends that readers remain cautious of these risks around them! Many of these fall-related injuries do seem to come out of the blue.
Soreness or pain
Chronic pain in the back and in the neck are frequent complaints from a variety of different workers in the workplace. Although this pain can be annoying, it is important to remember that it does have the capacity to be managed. Take the time to research and learn stretches that are best for your pain and schedule a stretching routine throughout your day to day work. Make sre to change positions frequently. Try incorporating activities like chair yoga into your daily stretch routine, or bring a theraband/resistance band to practice some simple exercises at your desk.
Unexpected injuries can happen, andsupplemental insurance covers you for injuries from stitches to concussions, so you are always protected. Contact us today to find a plan for you. firstname.lastname@example.org