Prevention is always the best solution to a problem, especially when it comes to repetitive motion injuries. The focus for prevention should be on the hands, wrists and elbows, since these areas are most vulnerable to these types of injuries.Again the best way to avoid a repetitive motion injury before it becomes a worker’s compensation issue is to prevent it by taking action as soon as you perceive the signs of a problem. Here are a few ideas on how to prevent these injuries:
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There are some categories of workers who are not eligible for workman’s comp in New York and before consulting a worker’s comp attorney, it is a good idea to see if you fall into one of these categories. Last month in part one of our two-part series on who is not eligible for New York workers compensation benefits we covered these groups:
- People Who Are Covered Under Other Workers’ Compensation Systems
- Volunteers for Non-Profit Organizations
- Amateur Athletes
- Independent Contractors
The location of the most common repetitive motion injuries is around the hands, wrists and elbows. These areas are the most vulnerable because they are the areas of the body most commonly involved in the repetitive motions that lead to the injuries. Performing the same activity over and over again is the cause and people such as factory workers assigned to one specific task doing the same action hour after hour can lead to strain and eventually injury. Other activities prone to repetitive motion injuries include typing, playing musical instruments, using a specific tool to perform the same task.Most of the time these injuries can be prevented by having your employer assign different work tasks, giving you more breaks or supplying the appropriate ergonomic equipment for the job and won’t end up being a worker’s compensation issue.