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Preventing Workplace Injuries with Back Injury Attorneys

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Preventing Workplace Injuries with Back Injury Attorneys

Early in the annals of Ancient Greek mythology, the Titans, rulers of the heavens, fought a war against the Olympians. Headed by Zeus, the Olympians eventually won out against the Titans, banishing most of them to the underworld. However, the Olympians punished the leader of the Titans, Atlas, even more severely: he was condemned to hold the heavens on his shoulders for all eternity. Now, if there’s anyone whose job could use the help of back injury attorneys, it’s Atlas. You might not have the weight of the world on your shoulders at work, but back injury attorneys know that there are still things you and your employer can do to prevent pain and strains.

 

What are Workplace Pains and Strains?

 

Workplace injuries need not only be acute (e.g. slip and fall injuries, heavy machinery accidents, injuries from falling equipment, and the like). Chronic workplace injuries are also common and, ultimately, damaging for both the worker and the employee. Chronic workplace injuries include:

  • Back pain (low back strain, etc.)
  • Muscle strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Tennis elbow (i.e. epicondylitis)
  • Shoulder pain (i.e. shoulder myalgia)

Together, these types of injuries are known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and they affect soft tissue like muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

 

MSD Lawsuits

 

The Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario puts the onus on employers to protect their employees. This means ensuring that workers are aware of the workplace hazards associated with the job and the environment, and implementing strategies to reduce these risks.

 

If you have suffered an MSD and believe your employer has been negligent, back injury attorneys can help. Contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer to receive a free consultation.

 

Source:

http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/ergonomics/is_ergonomics.php