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The five leading causes of workplace injuries accounted for about 65% of workers compensation costs in 2012. Overexertion – or injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing – was the top cause of workplace injury in 2012, representing 25.3% of the top 10 work hazards and costing U.S. businesses $15.1

Early return to work after an injury or illness offers benefits to both the employee and the company. The savings and benefits apply to both occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses. The longer an employee is out of work, the larger the claim becomes, as the lost time portion of the claim accumulates.

From my experience it is not often that true brachial plexus injuries are seen in the work place, but when they do occur, treatment can be delayed or aggravated due to misdiagnosis and missed symptoms. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves originating from the spinal cord and branch into the shoulder


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