Work-Related Injuries (WSIB)

Work-Related Injuries (WSIB)

Workers face different risks at work every day. Most work-related injuries are caused by overexertion, falls, slips, and trips. According to the National Safety Council, overexertion accounts for 26.2 percent of work-related injuries while falls, slips, and trips account for 21.7 percent for every 10,000 workers.

Overexertion and muscle strain include:

  • Excessive physical effort when pulling, pushing, lifting, holding, and carrying things
  • Stress and strain on a specific part of the body because of repetitive motion. The body parts that are most commonly injured are the ack, shoulder, and neck.
  • Improper lifting
  • Heavy manual labor
  • Bad ergonomics at work

Back Injury at Work

Injuries can affect any part of the body, but most injuries happen in the back. More than one million people suffer from back injuries every year. And back pain is the cause of 40 percent of work absences every year. The most common types of back injuries include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sprains and strains caused by accidents, falls, repeated motions, etc.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease

Signs and symptoms that are indicative of a back injury:

  • Pain that gets worse every time you move
  • Soreness or tenderness
  • Difficulty moving
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty standing up straight

Back Pain Treatment Oakville

It is important to find the cause of your back pain to get the proper treatment. At Pathway Physiotherapy, we use a combination of techniques to treat your back injury. It can be one or a combination of the following:

  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Chronic pain treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy

To determine the specific cause of the back pain, your therapist will perform a series of assessments and exercises. Each back injury treatment plan is different for each patient since each injury has different causes.

WSIB Registered Service Provider

As a registered provider of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Pathway Physiotherapy can provide the information you need, so you can conveniently access our services.

As long as your employer is registered with the WSIB, you are covered under the WSIB regulations. But before you can make a claim, make sure that the accident has been reported and a report has been filed. Once the WSIB approves your claim, we will handle the fees with WSIB.

Call us now for more details on WSIB claims for work-related injuries.

Oakville Work-Related Injury Clinic

Most WSIB pains get better with time. But if the pain persists, it’s time to see a doctor. Call us at (289) 460-3361 or visit us at your most convenient time to get medical advice or treatment.

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