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Overexertion can result in musculoskeletal injuries and damage

It can be hard for a Texas resident to get up each morning and get to their job. However, most people are able to put forth a great amount of effort toward the completion of their work-related tasks once they arrive at their offices, construction sites or other work locations. That effort can help them finish their responsibilities faster and support the goals of their employers.

It is important for workers to work hard, but at the same time, workers must be protected from a common cause of workplace injuries and accidents: overexertion. Overexertion happens when a worker engages in the same motion or activity over and over again, causing stress and pain in their body. It may also happen when a worker is asked to do something that they are not physically capable of doing on their own, such as lifting a heavy object with a machine or additional support.

Overexertion can lead to musculoskeletal injuries and damage. Repetitive stress injuries, back injuries and a host of other issues can develop when workers overuse their bodies for the sake of doing their jobs. While many overexertion injuries can improve with medical intervention, that treatment can be costly to individuals who do not have the luxury of taking time away from their jobs.

This post does not offer legal guidance or advice and does it offer medical counsel. It is intended to provide information so that individuals may begin to critically think about their own workplace injuries and possible needs. Readers who have suffered overexertion injuries at work should seek their own assistance to ensure that their physical harm is treated and their legal questions are answered.

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