Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7 Ways To Avoid Lifting Injuries!

Are you recovering from a back injury you suffered at work?

Does your job require a lot of heavy lifting?

Do you know how to lift heavy things correctly so you don’t hurt yourself?
Grand Junction workers compensation attorney

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 33 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses that required days away from work in 2011. It’s important to keep your body safe because you only get one! 

The National Safety Council recommends the following when it comes to lifting excessive weight at work safely, including:

1.    Become educated about avoiding back injuries on the job.
2.    Stretch before work.
3.    Maintain good posture.
4.    Assess the load and decide if it can be handled by one person. Check for obstacles in your path. Set the task up to be as easy as possible.
5.    Note that back belts don’t prevent back injuries and can provide a false sense of security.
6.    Use mechanical equipment such as lifts or other equipment when necessary.
7.    Lift by bending at the knees and get as close to the load as possible. Keep your back straight and use your legs to do the heavy work. Avoid twisting when lifting, carrying or lowering the load. When carrying, keep the load as close to your body as possible. When you’re finished, take a few seconds to straighten and stretch your back.

We understand the worry and uncertainty you must feel when you’re not sure where your next paycheck is coming from. Please understand that in the state of Colorado you are entitled to workers compensation benefits if your injury happened at work. It’s important that you discuss your claim with an experienced Grand Junction workers compensation attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

What’s the First Step?

The first step in defending your rights and getting your legally owed compensation is giving our Grand Junction workers compensation attorney a call at 970-945-2396. You’ll be able to speak to one of our worker’s compensation experts, and get advice on the best way to handle your case. We are open to almost everyone, from any industry or background, and we’re happy to help you with your case.

Are you ready to fight for yourself and provide a better life for you and your family? Call Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. today at 970-945-2396.

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