Injuries at the workplace are very common and may be debilitating. Workplace injuries often occur because of high-risk jobs, lack of or scarcity in safety devices, lack of training, and higher numbers of manual workers.
Occupational injuries can be categorized in many ways such as injuries by nature of job, injuries related to various organs, and injuries based on severity. injuries at the workplace may affect any part of the body and at times at multiple locations. Based on the body part affected, occupational injuries can be classified as injuries to head, neck, trunk, upper limbs, lower limbs, and multiple locations.
The common injuries at the workplace include:
- Bone dislocations
- Soft tissue injuries
- Injuries requiring limb amputations
Later your orthopedic surgeon will decide on the treatment. You may be treated with medications, injections, physical therapy, bracing or surgery. Surgery is recommended when other treatments fail or are inappropriate.
You must report your injury to your employer within 30 days from the date of the injury, or from the date you knew your injury or illness was related to your job. If you do not notify your employer within these 30 days, your right to obtain benefits could be lost.
To know more about Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation for Injured Employees, please visit: www.tdi.texas.gov