Injuries at work place are very common and may be debilitating. Workplace injuries often occur because of high-risk jobs, lack of or scarcity in safety devices, lack of training, higher numbers of manual workers, and repetitive stress. According to OSHA, injuries and illnesses that occur while an employee is working at home, including work in a home office, will be considered work injuries if the injury or illness occurs while the employee is performing work for pay or compensation in the home, and the injury or illness is directly related to the performance of work.
The most common work-related injuries are sprains and strains (41.9% of all serious claims). In 2010, injury or poisoning accounted for 72% of serious workers’ compensation claims with disease claims accounting for the balance. The three most common industry sectors with employees claiming work injuries are construction, transportation and warehousing, and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting.
See a doctor if you experience a work-related injury or illness. The doctors will properly and accurately diagnose the condition and prescribe treatment accordingly.