What to do if You Injure Your Back or Neck at Work

Ergonomic-Desk-Chair-for-OfficeDepending on your profession, it’s possible you put yourself in harm’s way nearly every day of the week.

For example, if you’re employed as a construction worker or mover you rely on your body to complete a variety of tasks.

Unfortunately, anyone can suffer an on the job injury. Adding to this, back and neck injuries are among the most common.

Here are three important steps to take if you injure your back or neck at work:

·      Don’t attempt to move. Rather than “shake it off” and hope for the best, you should stay where you are, call for medical help, and take extreme caution. You could worsen your injury if you opt against this advice.

·      Notify your supervisor. There are several reasons to do this. First off, you want him or her to know that you suffered the injury on the job (as this could help you receive workers’ compensation benefits). Also, depending on the cause of the accident, it can help your coworkers avoid a similar fate.

·      Consult with an experienced back/neck specialist. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may need to consult with a variety of medical professionals to set the best treatment strategy.

We know just how difficult it can be to recover from a back or neck injury. We also know that getting hurt at work has a way of turning your life upside down. If you require medical assistance, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us to schedule an appointment for the near future.