Work related injuries
Sprains and strains are the most common workplace injury. Symptoms include back pain, wrist pain, and neck pain and are generally caused by overexertion or repetitive movement. Repetitive motion does not have to be a particularly dangerous motion, but if it is repeated enough times, it can cause injuries such as carpal tunnel or tendonitis. The most common causes of workplace injuries are falling on a flat surface or from a height, being hit by an object, and running into things like a desk, table or door.
Soft tissue injuries of the neck, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist occur with the most frequency. Another common injury is to the back. This is second most common cause of people taking time off work, after the common cold. Back strains are a result of damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendon in the back and are caused by over-stretching this body part. Strained or pulled muscles are most common.
Workers who are required to move or lift heavy objects or are required to make heavy movements sustain most of these types of injuries. Awkward posture, such as sitting in chairs for long working hours, which are uncomfortable, is another common reason for back problems.
Lower body parts like legs also sustain acute injuries caused by lifting improperly, twisting the ankle, falling, or some other reasons.