Dangers of Lifting Injuries
Lifting injuries are very common, especially in construction-related occupations. At construction sites, heavy or bulky lifting is frequently required to move equipment and construction products. With this heavy lifting, workers are exposed to the potential for serious lifting injuries, which can leave them with a serious disability. However, many workers who have lifting injuries may be able to pursue compensation through workers’ compensation benefits.
It’s essential to take action quickly if you have been injured by lifting equipment on the job. If you or someone you know has been injured or developed a disability because of heavy or repeated lifting at work, contact the experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444.
Why Lifting Injuries are Serious
Although lifting injuries may not seem serious initially, they can cause painful and/or permanent damage to a worker. Also, contrary to some beliefs, lifting injuries can develop even without excessive weight – repetitive motion injuries can also occur because of lifting. Some of the dangers of lifting injuries include:
- spinal cord strain
- nerve damage
- back pain / strain
- muscle tearing
- shoulder strain
- leg strain
These injuries can be very uncomfortable and painful, and some require extensive medical treatment, which can be difficult to pay for if a worker is unprepared for these costs. However, workers’ compensation can help cover any costs associated with a lifting injury, so it’s important to explore your workers’ compensation coverage after an injury.
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job because of a lifting injury, contact the qualified Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444.