Work Related Musculoskeletal Injuries and Construction Workers

The construction industry is in the top three occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. What is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder? A musculoskeletal disorder is a broad term used to describe a disorder within the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body’s bone, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Musculoskeletal disorders can cause pain, discomfort, numbness or tingling. If…

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The Rehabilitation Pescription

Rehabilitation Brain injury cases The Major Trauma Pathway was launched in 2010 with the recommendation that rehabilitation was a key concern. “Every patient admitted to a Major Trauma Centre should have their rehabilitation needs assessed and documented through a Rehabilitation Prescription”. The background to this development was that the Clinical Advisory Group on Major Trauma,…

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The Latest Workplace Accident, Injury and Disease Statistics.

Talking about workplace accidents, injuries or diseases still holds some stigma. Even though employers have insurance that covers personal injury claims against them, there are still many misconceptions about making a claim. There is plenty of bad press about personal injury claims which give the impression that the UK is becoming ‘too risk averse’ or…

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Support and Rehabilitation After a Personal Injury

When you have a personal injury, you may need treatment, rehabilitation and support quickly. As part of your claim, the costs of treatment, care, or home adaptations/aids can be covered. We will, where possible secure an interim payment to help you access the services that you need. Depending on the severity of the injuries, rehabilitation…

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Cycling Accidents

Thanks to crack downs on drink driving, seatbelt usage and distracted driving, road traffic accident fatalities are dropping year on year. However, cyclists are still very vulnerable road users. In 2015, 18,844 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents. 3,399 were killed or seriously injured. (ROSPA) You are much more likely to be killed or…

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Musculoskeletal Disorders

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder? A musculoskeletal disorder (or an MSD) is a term that covers any damage or disorder to the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of our bones, muscles, cartilage, joints, blood vessels, nerves, tissues and ligaments. MSD’s are the most common work related health problem in Europe (OSH…

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