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April 6, 2022

Most common causes of workplace injuries


Depending on what occupation you work in, the kind of workplace injury you are liable to sustain differs. You can sustain a workplace injury at a desk job or on a construction site. The most common kind of workplace injury is simply overexertion and bodily reaction.

Are you wondering if you’re at risk for a workplace injury? Or are you seeking relief after sustaining a workplace injury? If so, workers’ compensation usually covers the costs of physical therapy, which is an important step toward recovery.


Physical Therapy for workplace injuries


Most common workplace injuries


Workplace injuries are seriously debilitating, especially if they result in you taking time off to recover. That’s why it’s important to consider physical therapy to help you make a successful recovery.

You might be surprised to learn the top three items on this list account for 75% of all nonfatal injuries sustained at work

Overexertion — Overexertion refers to injuries caused by excessive physical stress on the body — think of lifting a heavy object. However, it can also refer to repetitive tasks resulting in a repetitive strain injury.

This can happen if you work a desk job, if you work as a checkout clerk, or if your job includes other repetitive motions. It’s important to practice good desk posture to reduce the stress on your joints from being in a sitting position all day. 

Falling/slipping — Losing your footing at work can result in impact trauma from hitting the ground. This can result in dislocation of joints or a concussion. 

Contacts with objects — Depending on your occupation, there could be a lot of dangerous equipment at your workplace. If you work in construction especially, you may come into contact with equipment that could cause injuries. 

Transportation incidents — Transportation incidents usually refer to injuries sustained involving a moving vehicle like a forklift or a car. The impact of a vehicle can cause whiplash or other conditions.


If you hurt yourself at work, Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Edison, NJ is ready to help get you back on your feet


If you sustained an injury at the workplace, Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center is ready to help you make a successful recovery. Workers’ compensation commonly covers the costs associated with physical therapy. Our physical therapists are experts in treating a variety of common workplace-related injuries. We are prepared to build you a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms. 

Contact Health Plus PT in Edison, NJ today for more information about common workplace injuries or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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