What should you know about RSIs?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

Most workers have the possibility of suffering from repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or overuse injuries while on the job.

Unfortunately, these injuries may have a much bigger impact than anyone expects, too. In fact, they can even ruin a person’s career.

What professions are at risk?

Cleveland Clinic takes a look into repetitive strain injuries, which have a negative impact on worker health. These injuries occur as a result of a person overusing one part of their body too many times, usually by repeating the same motion over and over again over a period of days, weeks, months or even years.

Unfortunately, most jobs involve at least some sort of repetitive motion. It is simply the nature of a job, which usually requires the same thing of a person day in and day out.

For example, to get an idea of how varied the positions that could suffer from RSIs are, here are a few: personal fitness coaches, secretaries, chefs, cashiers, auto mechanics, assembly line workers, massage therapists and hairdressers.

Needless to say, the range of jobs that involve repetitive motions is quite vast. Just about anyone could potentially have a risk for an RSI, and many may not even know it.

How RSIs impact income

This is a possible big danger due to the fact that RSIs also have a serious impact on a person’s earning potential.

This is due to the fact that the only way to heal from an RSI is through rest. However, resting periods can last weeks or even months depending on the type of injury. This could take a person out of work for a long period of time, putting them in a financial bind.

It is just one of many reasons to take RSIs seriously from the start.

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