According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), private industry employers had reported approximately 2.7 million nonfatal work-related illnesses and injuries in 2020 alone. This goes to show that even with employers’ strict compliance with the guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injuries can still happen at work –and even the most cautious and best-prepared employees can still fall victim to them.
Below, you’ll learn about the most common work-related injuries as well as why it’s important that you seek prompt medical attention when they occur.
Common Workplace Injuries and Reasons to Seek Prompt Treatment for Them
You may think work-related injuries are those that merely involve the use of machinery or that occur due to slips and falls, but they include a lot more. Workplace injuries can also be a result of poor ergonomics or repetitive movements when working on an assembly line or simply at your desk.
The following are some of the most common work-related injuries. Many of these can have a significant impact on not only you but also your family, as they can lead to lost productivity and, in severe cases, even render you permanently disabled—ultimately posing a threat to your earning capacity and financial stability. It stands to reason that you need to seek proper medical treatment when you sustain any of them, even if you think it isn’t anything serious or life-threatening:
- Eye injuries
- Cuts, lacerations, or puncture wounds
- Fall-related injuries (e.g., fractures, etc.)
- Repetitive use injuries (e.g., tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Sprains, strains, and tears
Occupational Medicine Services in Rochester, NY
At Cornerstone Urgent Care Center, we offer occupational health services, through which we help employees safely and quickly return to earning a living.
If you come to our walk-in clinic, we will see you promptly— in under an hour. After you are fully evaluated, diagnosed, and given a plan of care, we will also help you document your injury for Workers’ Compensation purposes and provide you with referrals to other healthcare providers as needed.
We offer X-rays, lab work, EKGs, suturing, among other ancillary services on site, so your injury or illness can get efficiently stabilized before you leave our facility. Also, we will provide your primary care physician with the information necessary for follow-up care.
We are open to serve you seven days a week: 8 AM to 8 PM on weekdays, and 9 AM to 7 PM on weekends. You can just walk in anytime during our business hours, but if you wish to let us know you are coming, you may call us at (585) 207-0088, or send us a message, and we will reply promptly.