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Reducing the risk of overexertion injuries at work

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Any type of work activity that places a physical strain on one’s body or causes one to remain in an awkward position could leave one exposed to the risk of overexertion. Overexertion injuries can come in numerous forms and such health concerns could take a significant toll on one’s life and career. While there may be certain steps individuals in North Carolina can take to help reduce the risks of similar workplace injuries, sometimes things might not always prove so simple. 

Protecting against overexertion 

According to experts, one example of a step to take to help reduce the risks of overexertion could involve stretching prior to performing job tasks. Studies also suggest that overexertion can also stem from the presence of repetitive motions. As such, taking frequent breaks from physical labor and from repetitive activities may be integral to staving off unfavorable results.  

Finding ways to promote better posture and avoid remaining in awkward positions may also prove essential, as such issues can place a strain on one’s body. Overexertion injuries can also stem from job tasks that require workers to lift and transport heavy objects. Using the proper lifting techniques and using the necessary equipment to aid in such tasks could be integral to promoting workplace safety.  

Overexertion injuries 

Unfortunately, it might not always be easy to avoid overexertion and similar types of workplace injuries can affect one’s life in numerous ways. Those who encounter similar hardships and have concerns about how their ability to get by during recovery might choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on how best to protect their future interests. An attorney can help a client better understand what to expect from the workers’ compensation insurance claims process and provide insight on any other outlets of aid that may be available.