If you have ever worked in the construction industry, you know that serious injury is a daily risk, particularly because of the incredible heights or large machines that are required for construction work. Another part of the job that many people may not be aware of is the presence of constant aches or pains. The hard labor required in construction work, constantly lifting heavy blocks or planks and hammering dozens of nails, is enough to leave anyone sore, but this soreness should not be treated as a simple occupational hazard.
The human body is an amazing machine, capable of incredible feats, but like any machine, with enough wear and tear, it will break down. Construction workers can rarely afford to take the time necessary to recover from the intense physical exercise they perform on a daily basis, which can easily lead to serious injuries on a long enough timeline.
Imagine going into the gym and lifting 50 or 60 pounds for hours a day every day with no rest. Your body will be sore, but eventually it will adapt, and your muscles will go strong. Even though it may hurt less, or you become more tolerant of the pain, the strain on your muscles is still not ideal, and one day your back may decide that it can no longer bear such a burden. All of a sudden, you could be facing a serious or debilitating back injury.
This is a concern for construction workers all across New York, as any action could suddenly impair their basic motor functions or cause serious injury to their muscles. Construction workers who are concerned about what the repeated stress is doing to their bodies are encouraged to visit our webpage to learn how workers’ compensation can help them in the event of such an injury.