If you are injured at work in Minnesota you are legally entitled to certain benefits. The most common work injuries are acute, often resulting from accidents or acts of exertion. Here are 5 of the most common acute work-related injuries.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This is a very common injury in office jobs. Carpal Tunnel results from repetitive hand motion, such as typing on a computer. Years of this activity can lead to pain and numbness, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. With so many jobs requiring employees to be at their computers for hours every day, this injury is all too real. Make sure you get the compensation you are owed.
Broken bones are most common among construction workers, but can occur in other work environments as well. From simple fractures, to crushing injuries, broken bones can lead to infection or disability if not treated quickly and effectively.
Neck injuries are painful, long lasting, and can result from nearly any activity. These injuries often necessitate long and costly medical attention and rehabilitation. These medical bills add up quick, making it doubly important that you get the compensation you deserve.
Heavy lifting using your back instead of your legs is an easy way to seriously injure your back. While back injuries are most prevalent in manual labor jobs, they can also happen in office jobs from something as simple as lifting a box of printer paper.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries can happen in any job, but are most common in construction, where ladders and scaffolding accidents are far too common. Traumatic brain injuries can also result from car accidents. This can be covered under workers’ compensation if the injured person was driving somewhere for work.