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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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.
Plainview, New York – Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, taxi drivers have the fifth most fatal job in New York and are 20 times more likely to be murdered than other workers? Though these statistics focus on taxi drivers, the safety risks apply to drivers for popular ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft as well. Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos, LLP provides the following tip sheet for New York taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers to stay safe on the road and prevent a need for a workman’s comp lawyer: