What Jobs Have the Most Work injuries?

There are many jobs that seem inherently dangerous such as law enforcement, construction, and manufacturing. So, reviewing the careers that involve significant work injuries can be a bit surprising. Your job may actually be more dangerous than you realize. You might even be surprised by some of the most common injuries that occur in the workplace.

Health care – Nurses and nurses’ aides are often at high risk of back injuries from moving equipment and lifting patients. They also experience slips and falls during the chaos of rendering medical care. And sometimes they face direct abuse from the patients they are trying to help.

Construction – Construction workers also work in a high-risk environment. They commonly experience work injuries from falling, having things fall on them, and sometimes injury while operating dangerous equipment and tools.

back injuryManufacturing – Manufacturing jobs are also dangerous settings in which employees can be injured by the machinery equipment or from other hazards in the workplace. We see many patients with bone breaks, back injuries, and repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel.

Auto workers and Steel workers –  have many injuries similar to those in manufacturing. Many injuries are possible during the operation of machinery and while navigating various areas of the plant or mill.

Casino workers – Casino workers, especially those in Northwest Indiana working on gambling boats are at risk of injury. The most common are slips and falls. Repetitive stress injuries are also common.

hand injuryTruck drivers – Truck drivers and delivery workers experience strains from handling packages and cargo. They often slip, fall, and strain their backs. Accidents also occur and could involve multiple injuries.

First responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, paramedics) – First responders face many challenges as they perform their jobs in public service. They can be injured by the people they encounter, even by the people they are trying to help. They can also experience injury related to the locations they are called to and from strains as they lift or assist people.slip fall

Common Injuries for all these jobs include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Strains in the back, shoulders, neck, and knees
  • Broken bones
  • Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel)
  • Crushing injuries (such as when something falls on someone)

What do all these work injuries have in common? PAIN!

We help injured workers throughout the region (Northwest Indiana and Chicago South Suburbs) to reduce the pain caused by these injuries. Many employers and injured employees are anxious about asking for help with pain, because of concern about opioids and the risk of addiction. For over 25 years we have been treating pain with a full range of leading-edge and cutting-edge treatment options. Pain medication is not the only way to treat pain. Our goal is to help reduce your pain so you can achieve the best recovery possible.

If you have been injured at work and are struggling with pain, contact our Workers Compensation Specialist today to schedule an appointment with one of our Interventional Spine and Pain Management Specialists.  Call 219-836-7246 Ext. 4.


Source: bls.gov