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My bursitis keeps me from doing my job. Do I have a claim?

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As a carpenter here in Charlotte, you stay busy year-round. But lately, you’ve begun to notice some alarming symptoms that have you worried that you might not be able to continue working in your field much longer. Every time that you’re on a ladder hammering nails overhead, you get a…

Office or retail jobs can result in injuries from repetition

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Quite a few people fall into the mental trap of thinking of certain jobs as dangerous and other jobs as inherently safe. While it is true that there are some kinds of work that leave you at greater risk for injury or fatal workplace accidents, any job you work could…

3 disease conditions that result from asbestos exposure

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Doctors and scientists agree that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Even if it’s a small quantity of the substance that you happen to inhale at work one day, it could result in your suffering from lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis. Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases Here are…

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in some industries

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Many job duties require repetitive motions of the hand and wrist. This is common for cashiers, construction workers and factory workers. Unfortunately, not all employers take steps that minimize the stress on their employees. One repetitive motion injury that might occur is carpal tunnel syndrome. This can make doing almost everything…

Are you at risk of developing bursitis?

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Repetitive motion injuries are becoming much more common in the workplace across many industries. For instance, if you work in construction and are performing the same tasks every day, such as using a drill, you may begin to develop bursitis. This is a repetitive motion injury that develops as inflammation…

Choose the best worksite shoes

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No shirt, no shoes, no service. Sometimes your shoes don’t seem as important as the shirt and the service, but don’t be fooled. The type of shoes you wear to work can make a huge impact on your quality of work and your safety. In some jobs, not wearing the…

Easing the pain caused by bursitis

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It’s a normal day on the job, but something doesn’t feel right. You might experience an extra amount of pain while doing tasks you’ve done before, without a problem. Maybe your shoulder feels stiff and you’re unable to rotate it, or your hands begin to cramp up. Gradually, the pain…

New research finds asbestos deaths are underreported

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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) recently announced new findings regarding asbestos-related deaths. According to ADAO, the number of asbestos-related deaths has more than doubled from the previous estimate, totaling more than 39,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The asbestos problem is not going away. It is instead getting worse in…

Study: opioid prescriptions elongate work-injury leaves

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When you suffer an on-the-job injury at your Charlotte workplace, the first thing on your mind is getting medical attention to ease the pain and to begin the healing process. A new study shows injured workers spend more time recuperating from their injuries when they receive long-term opioid prescriptions. Researchers…

Behavioral health issues raise risk of workplace injury for women

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Over the past several decades, the percentage of women in the paid workforce has steadily increased. With increased participation comes the risk of sustaining workplace injuries that require medical care, time off from the job to recuperate and workers’ compensation benefits. A recent study points out that women who suffer depression,…