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Work Related Injuries

Dr. Devine has been successfully treating Workers Compensation cases since 1992.Lower back pain and repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are just two of the more common work related conditions our doctors treat on a regular basis.

The staff can fill out the claim forms, and process your claim. If you need time off work, the doctors can communicate with your employer, so they know your intention is to return to work as soon as you can safely do your job.

It is important to receive proper care following an industrial injury, not only to stop the pain, but also to rehabilitate the affected area. Without proper care, it's more likely that an industrial injury could later reoccur.


What causes work related injuries?

Work related injuries are caused or made worse by the work environment. Work related injuries can cause severe and debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling; reduced worker productivity; lost time from work; temporary or permanent disability; inability to perform job tasks; and an increase in workers compensation costs.

What are the risk factors for work related injuries?

Repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects; prolonged awkward postures; and vibration contribute to work related injuries.
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How common are work related injuries?

Musculoskeletal disorders of any cause are among the most prevalent medical problems, affecting 7% of the population and accounting for 14% of physician visits and 19% of hospital stays. When looking specifically at cases involving days away from work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 1994, approximately 32% of all illness cases were the result of overexertion or repetitive motion. This figure includes back injuries.

How can I prevent work related injuries?

  1. Remember the importance of ergonomics. Make sure your chair and workstation are set up in a way that minimizes any unnecessary pressure or demands on your body.
  2. Be sure to use the proper form when lifting heavy boxes or other objects. Be sure you are bending your legs and not your back when lifting.
  3. Keep your work area neat and organized.

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