If you or someone you know works in the transportation, trade or utilities industries, then you already know that workplace injuries aren't all too uncommon despite the minimal amount of manual labor in some positions.
Back pain is not an uncommon ailment, especially for individuals who work in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare service industries. It's also not uncommon to postpone or avoid surgery for back pain, but once your acute back pain becomes chronic and you've exhausted all management and treatment options, surgery may be the best choice for you.
As we continue through our industry injury series, the importance of the roles police and correctional officers play in society shouldn't go unnoticed. Both industries place individuals in dangerous situations that pose high risks for getting hurt on the job. If you work in the police or correctional officer field and you sustain an injury, you may have costly medical expenses that leave you unable to return to work. In the event of a tragic death, family members are left behind to face the financial and emotional challenges.
It's no secret that nurses and nursing assistants have played an essential role in making the U.S. healthcare industry what it is today.
In terms of workplace injuries, hand, wrist and finger incidents are three of the most common occurrences that can qualify for a workers' compensation case. We use our hands all the time, which leaves them easily susceptible to injuries that leave workers physically disabled and require medical attention. These injuries aren't only relative to one or two specific industries, either. They can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
It may come as a surprise, but people who work in the education and healthcare service industries are still susceptible to on-the-job injuries. Sure, they might not be at as much of a risk for fatal or non-fatal injuries compared to those sustained by people in construction and manufacturing, but injuries can happen anywhere.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth has eclipsed $160 billion U.S. dollars to surpass Bill Gates as the richest man in the history of the world. In 2017, Amazon's $177.9 million earned in total revenue, which was up 31 percent from 2016, surpassed the entire GDPs of Algeria and Qatar - two countries with an average population of 40.6 million people.
The undeniable truth as it pertains to hip injuries is simple. In most cases, they're consistently painful. And even worse - they don't heal easily.
Workers in the manufacturing industry are often working in hazardous conditions and handling dangerous equipment that has the potential to cause serious harm. Whether you're a welder, an engineer assembling electrical equipment, a maintenance technician in a steel mill or a woodworker in a lumberyard - you put your life at risk every day to provide financial support for both yourself and your family.
Whether it's an unsalted icy surface, a deep pothole in the pavement or a reckless speeding driver, parking lots - yes, parking lots - can be a lot more treacherous than they appear when it pertains to work-related injuries. Typically, an injury sustained while walking to and from your car didn't actually occur while you were on the clock inside your place of employment, but it can still qualify for compensation benefits under certain circumstances.