Musculoskeletal disorders result in more than 600,000 injuries and illnesses in the U.S. They cause 34% of lost work time, and they take one of three workers’ compensation dollars.
Musculoskeletal or orthopedic injuries can happen in any career, not just manual labor jobs. They result from a number of causes.
Many work accidents result in orthopedic injuries. You may also hurt yourself due to overuse or overexertion.
The injuries can affect all areas of your body.
Keep reading to learn about the 10 most common workplace orthopedic injuries and what you can do to prevent them.