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The importance of an ergonomics program

Workplace injuries don't have to be caused by extreme physical labor. Instead, there are times when this is the result of nothing more than sitting in the same position for a long period of time.

Many companies have come to realize the importance of implementing an ergonomics program. This goes a long way in helping workers perform the necessary tasks, all while preventing serious injury.

There are two types of situations that often cause back pain (among other types) related to poor ergonomics:

-- Non-accident injury. This is when pain results from normal activities. For example, this could be the result of slouching in an old chair, one hour after the next. Over time, this can take a toll on the person's back, thus causing serious injury.

-- Accidental injury. This results from an unexpected event, such as a load shift, that causes injury. These accidents aren't easy to pinpoint from a distance, but companies with an ergonomics program have a better chance of helping workers avoid injury.

An ergonomics program will not prevent every injury, but this can definitely help some workers remain healthier on the job.

When people are injured at work, they should immediately consider their options for compensation. It is possible to receive workers' compensation until you are able to return to your job.

Our attorneys understand that people get injured on the job for many reasons. If you want to learn more about workers' compensation, including how to make a claim, our website and blog can help. This information will ensure that you better understand what the future will bring after an accident.

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