Posted on Jul. 10 2020.
It is common for workers to suffer elbow injuries in the course of employment, either through a traumatic event or repetitive use.
Forklift operators in the construction industry are at risk for incurring serious workplace injuries. Each year, an estimated 95,000 employees are injured while operating powered industrial trucks.
The Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act was passed nearly 100 years ago to ensure prompt payment of medical expenses and lost wages to workers injured on the job, and to provide death benefits to families of employees killed at work.
Thousands of workers employed in the trucking industry are injured each year while performing the duties associated with their jobs. Truck drivers are exposed to a variety of hazardous conditions that put them at risk for a work-related injury or accident.
Shoulder injuries suffered in the course of employment can severely impact a worker’s ability to continue performing day-to-day activities. Shoulder injuries can be caused by one traumatic incident or by repetitive use of the arm.
Work-related injuries can be both physical and mental in nature. Job-related mental or psychological injuries often include anxiety, depression, and other stress-related disorders including post-traumatic stress injuries.
The loss of a limb through a workplace accident is a terrible blow to a worker and his or her family. Such a life-changing event alters the worker’s ability to earn a wage and to enjoy life.
Accidents at work can result in severe sprain and strain injuries. Sprains and strains are caused by a sudden twist, a blow to the body, or the awkward movement of a joint. These injuries involve stretching and tearing ligaments that support joints.
A traumatic workplace accident can have lasting effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD results from a catastrophic event such as a physical attack, a violent accident or the loss of a loved one.