Work Injuries

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Top work related injuries

The top three leading causes of work-related injuries – overexertion and bodily reaction, slips, trips and falls, and contact with objects and equipment – account for more than 84% of all nonfatal injuries involving days away from work. 

Overexertion and bodily reaction includes:

  • Non-impact injuries: Result from excessive physical effort directed at an outside source; common activities include lifting, pushing, turning, holding, carrying, or throwing
  • Repetitive motion: Microtasks resulting in stress or strain on some part of the body due to the repetitive nature of the task, typically without strenuous effort such as heavy lifting

Slips, Trips and falls

  • Slips and trips without falling; injuries occurring when a worker catches himself or herself from falling due to slip or trip
  • Falling on the same level; includes tripping, slipping, falling while sitting, and falling onto or against object on the same level
  • Falling to a lower level; includes falling from a collapsing structure, falling through surfaces, and falling from ladders, roofs, scaffolding or other structures
  • Jumping to a lower level, which is different from falls because they are controlled and voluntary

Contact with objects

  • A moving object striking a worker
  • A worker striking against an object or equipment, including bumping into, stepping on, kicking, or being pushed or thrown onto an object
  • A part of a worker’s body being squeezed, pinched, compressed or crushed in equipment, between shifting objects, between stationary objects, or in a wire or rope
  • A worker being struck, caught or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material
  • A worker being injured as a result of friction or pressure between the person and the source of injury
  • A worker being injured from vibration

We can help!

Call the work injury experts at Huron Valley Rehab today at 888-202-5474.  We get people who are injured at work healthy again!  We will work with your workers compensation, case worker and doctor to get you back to work!

Huron Valley Rehab

2530 Crooks Rd Suite 3

Royal Oak, MI 48073