What are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?

Common Workplace Injuries

Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job. Because of this, it’s important for you to remain aware of safety hazards in the workplace so that you can take proper safety and preventative measures. However, despite your best efforts, accidents can still happen.

At Whatcom Physical Therapy, we work with patients of all types to help them recover from injuries they received at work. Treatments are individualized based on the nature of your injury and other factors like age and medical history, but they generally focus on strengthening and stretching your muscles to help promote optimal recovery and help reduce pain.

Common workplace injuries

We deal with all kinds of debilitating conditions and injuries at Whatcom Physical Therapy. Here are a few of the most common workplace injuries:

  • Slips and falls – Slips and falls are common workplace injuries because they can occur in just about any workplace environment. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid puddles and other tripping hazards that can cause you to fall.
  • Strains – Repetitive motions like lifting objects can cause strains that require medical treatment. Sitting for prolonged periods of time also fits in this category since this can cause strain in your back muscles.
  • Falling objects – While this may seem like a threat in only warehouse environments, it can also occur in offices too where objects can fall from cupboards and storage closets.
  • Mechanical accidents – Injuries involving machinery typically involve entanglements of hair, clothing, jewelry or fingers in machinery.
  • Automobile accidents – Automobile accidents are dangerous and can result in serious injury or fatality. It’s important to drive safely both on and off the job to avoid an injury or worse.

Treating workplace injuries with physical therapy

If you’ve been injured at work, your physician may recommend that you visit a physical therapist to assist in your recovery. At Whatcom Physical Therapy, we will work with you to help reduce pain associated with your injury and restore functionality of injured limbs.

Have you been injured at work recently? Would you like to speak with one of our physical therapists to see what we can do to help you? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.