Musculoskeletal injuries is a term for injuries on the locomotor apparatus (skeleton, muscles, nerves, cartilage, ligaments and tendons), such as ruptures, sprains, fractures, irritation in tendon sheaths and insertion points of muscles, and degenerative changes. These types of injuries and disabilities occur when the workload is higher than the load-bearing capacity of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.
After performing short-term heavy lifting, vehement movement, or plunging, the risk of getting acute and painful injuries is high. However, workers who perform long-term or permanent overload often develop chronic and lingering injuries. Out of all health-related absence, about one-third is a result of such injuries.
Duration of the overload, the magnitude of the overload, numbers of time and exertion of the overload, and postural demands are all affecting whether musculoskeletal injuries occur or not.
Working on supermarket check outs, long-term writing, or assembling small work pieces for a long period of time are examples where such injuries can happen.
If you have suffered from acute short-term injuries or long-lasting chronic injuries at your work place, please do not hesitate to contact on 0800 0287828 who will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you and your family deserve.