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Workplace injury and illness hazards may exist in office settings


The dangers of workplace injuries are not only limited to construction sites or manufacturing plants. Offices can pose workplace injury dangers for workers as well. It can be helpful in any office, or other workplace setting, to ensure that employers and employees understand the prevention strategy that is in place to prevent workplace injuries.

Common workplace injuries

Staying safe on the job is important for workers in North Carolina. Unsafe workplace conditions can lead to injuries that require expensive hospital treatments and lengthy recovery times. A worker who suffers an injury while on the job may be entitled to a workers' compensation claim that may pay for the entirety of their medical expenses.

Top types of workplace injuries and how to avoid them

North Carolina workers may be able to take several precautions to prevent workplace injuries. The most common injuries are falls on the same level and falls to lower levels, getting hit by falling objects, overexertion and bodily reaction. All together, these types of injuries result in direct costs of more than $40 billion nationwide.

Options for North Carolina workers with herniated cervical discs

A herniated cervical disc occurs when there is a crack in the disc that pads the vertebrae of the spine. Vertebrae provide a protective shield for the delicate spinal cord, keeping it safe from damage. The nerves of the spinal cord travel throughout the rest of the body to facilitate the neural impulses that allow the brain to control the body. Any pressure or damage to these nerves may lead to pain and tingling sensations.

Back injuries and North Carolina workers' compensation claims

North Carolina workers and employers alike have good cause to assess personal and workplace habits as they relate to the risk of strain in the lower back. For workers, a pulled muscle or damage to tendons and ligaments is extremely painful, and it places them at increased risk of future back injury. For North Carolina employers, the financial cost is steep, with lower-back injuries representing more sick days than the cold. In fact, workers' compensation reportedly pays out an estimated $11 billion annually for lower-back issues. Study results reported by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health can provide focus on ways to reduce the risk.

As the weather heats up, heat-related injuries become a danger

Not all workplace accidents involve heavy equipment, dangerous machinery or large holes that people can fall into. Some injuries have nothing to do with something tangible at all. In fact, they are caused by Mother Nature herself, but this doesn’t mean that employers can’t take the necessary precautions to protect their employees.

Workers' compensation can help with acid spill injuries

People often kiss their spouses goodbye in the morning and wish for them to have good days at work in North Carolina. However, bad days do happen, and sometimes these bad days can turn into a tough few months if a work accident is involved. Still, workers' compensation benefits certainly can help an injured employee to more confidently cope with this type of situation financially. In a recent out-of-state situation, two contract employees suffered serious burns at a refinery -- the second spill of acid in a short timespan at the job site.

Workers' compensation can help with acid spill injuries

People often kiss their spouses goodbye in the morning and wish for them to have good days at work in North Carolina. However, bad days do happen, and sometimes these bad days can turn into a tough few months if a work accident is involved. Still, workers' compensation benefits certainly can help an injured employee to more confidently cope with this type of situation financially. In a recent out-of-state situation, two contract employees suffered serious burns at a refinery -- the second spill of acid in a short timespan at the job site.

Work accident at manufacturing plant causes at least 1 injury

In an office setting, people typically don't fear for their safety. Instead, their main focus is usually on meeting deadlines and getting along with coworkers. However, in North Carolina work environments where being injured may easily happen after one punches the clock each day, people are less apt to take their health and safety for granted. In a recent work accident, a man was injured at a manufacturing plant.

Work accident at manufacturing plant causes at least 1 injury

In an office setting, people typically don't fear for their safety. Instead, their main focus is usually on meeting deadlines and getting along with coworkers. However, in North Carolina work environments where being injured may easily happen after one punches the clock each day, people are less apt to take their health and safety for granted. In a recent work accident, a man was injured at a manufacturing plant.

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