Muscle injuries and strains are a common workplace injury. These injuries are often a result of overuse of the same muscle, excessive force, bad posture, and hazardous workplace environments that can leads to slips, trips and falls. Tradespeople are often the most prone to muscle injuries due to the physical nature of their work.
It is the duty of your workplace to ensure that the appropriate standards of care such as safety and compliance checks are carried out to ensure that you do not get injured at your workplace.
Types of Muscle Injuries:
There are a number of muscle injuries that you can sustain at work. They include:
- Sprains and strains of muscles
- Strains and sprains of ligaments
- Stretched or torn tendons
- Strains from overuse and repetitive movements
- Chronic pain
Can I claim compensation?
If you have sustained a muscle injury at work or aggravated a previous injury you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our expert workers compensation team in Brisbane, Upper Coomera and Queensland can advise whether you have a muscle injury claim. We operate on a no win no charge basis which means, if we don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay.