In Pennsylvania, workers who injure their backs, necks, heads, or shoulders on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact PAWORKERSCOMPHELPNOW at (717) 234-2402 or send us a message for a free consultation. Do not miss your entitled benefits.
Work-Related Back, Neck & Shoulder Injuries
Some of the most common careers that can lead to back, neck and shoulder injuries include physical labor jobs such as construction work, landscaping, maintenance, and hydrofracking, as well as less physical jobs such as office work and retail.
The best ways to avoid these injuries on the job include using proper lifting technique, sitting with proper ergonomics, and wearing proper safety equipment. It is also important that workers stretch often and take plenty of breaks.
Work-Related Head Injuries & Concussions
A concussion is a type of head injury brought on by an action that shakes the brain inside the skull. Concussion symptoms include difficulty thinking or concentrating, being unable to remember new information, headaches, blurry vision, nausea or vomiting, exhaustion, dizziness, sensitivity to light, trouble keeping balance, and sudden emotional changes.
Concussions often occur on the job site when someone slips, is hit by a falling object, or falls from a high distance. Concussions can be avoided by following proper safety procedures.
Of course, as always, it’s important to wear proper safety equipment.