Category Archives: Industrial Injuries

Uncover the most common industrial injuries in the workplace on Long Island.

4 Ways to Prevent Repetitive Motion Injuries

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:RMI injury at work advice lawyer Queens NY

Take Regular Breaks

One of the most common causes of repetitive motion injuries is failing to take regular breaks to give your heavily your tired limbs and joints a break from the constant pressure. Periodic scheduled breaks to give them a rest is a simple way to avoid a repetitive motion injury.

Use Ergonomic Equipment

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5 Signs of Repetitive Motion Injuries

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.Injury at work advice Queens NY
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Robert Golan, PC of Golan & Masiakos Provides Safety Tip Sheet for Taxi & Ridesharing Service Drivers

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:

Know the Dangerous Locations and Times in Your Area

Get to know the more dangerous locations and times in your city. If possible, avoid driving between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. to avoid robbery, mugging, and other violence. Learn about the most dangerous...
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