One of the more common causes of workplace injury involves slips, trips or falls at the office, factory floor or other parts of the work environment. A wet production plant floor, lavoratory, or lobby tile can cause a painful fall, knocking your body out of whack, and knocking you out of work for a while.
Falls — from ladders, stairwells, scaffolds, or various levels at work — account for many painful backs, torsos, and lower extremities, sometimes quite serious. In other incidents, the fall is caused by interaction with a piece of equipment at the office or plant, or being struck by something accidentally in the workplace. By some estimates, about 30 percent of the workplace injuries are related to slips or falls.
In addition, there are so-called “reaction injuries”, which are caused by tripping or slipping WITHOUT taking a fall. This sudden motion of “catching yourself” to prevent the fall can cause muscle trauma and pain, and a variety of other medical issues.
If you are suffering pain from a fall or slip at work, contact us for help in getting relief, and getting back to full productivity again. Phone any of our convenient Philadelphia-area locations, where our team of pain management medical professionals are standing by to assist you.