Three Types of Injuries
In my experience there are three categories of physical injury types (psych. not included).
- Acute Injuries - there’s an accident and a body part is broken, cut, bruised or burned.
- Cumulative Musculoskeletal Injuries - they occur over time.
- The Acute Musculoskeletal Injury - has an event and may or may not be associated with the work environment. An example of this type of injury is the, “I felt a pop in my back when I bent over to lift”, or “I slipped when walking down the ramp and hurt my shoulder when I grabbed the rail to keep from falling”.