With the weather holding in the Des Moines area, construction work inside and outside has continued unabated. Unfortunately, the frenetic pace can lead to debilitating workplace injuries.
In fact, despite improvements over the last couple of decades, construction workers remain at high risk for on-the-job injuries to tendons, joints, muscles and nerves.
Usually these injuries occur as a result of overwork, exposure to vibration from machinery, twisting and adopting awkward postures – all in an effort to get the job done.
Musculoskeletal injuries, or WMSD’s, such as these can be debilitating and costly to workers and their employers alike.
The risk of WMSD’s in construction is higher than all other industries combined and nearly 40 percent strike the back, which can bring an employee’s ability to work to a screeching halt.
Older workers over the age of 55 employed for 5 years or more in the industry are at a higher risk for injury missing an average of 13 days of work annually due to WMSD’s.
If you have been injured on the job, contact the workers’ compensation Law Offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for help with your workers’ comp claim. Call 515-244-1473.