Musculoskeletal Injuries

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Musculoskeletal Injuries

If you have worked in an environment where heavy lifting, repetitive movement or manual handling is involved, you may be able to claim compensation.

You may be able to claim compensation if you have not been provided with adequate training or if your employer has failed to provide a suitable and safe working environment. Musculoskeletal injuries can be caused or made worse by work, symptoms include:
  • Acute pain in the back, shoulder, neck, hip or wrist
  • Swelling and numbness sensations
  • Isolated pain
  • Chronic pain
Workers in the following industries often suffer with musculoskeletal disorders:
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Transport and logistics¬†
  • Railway maintenance
  • Printing
  • Waste and recycling¬†
  • Concrete manufacturer
  • Shipbuilding
  • Mines and quarries

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