Repetitive injuries or occupational diseases are those that occur over time due to repetitive use or similar causes. These types of injuries are not sudden onset injuries, and they can develop over a period of months or even years. Often, people experience minor aches in their shoulders, knees, or hands but do not report them right away because they think it's not a significant issue. However, if left untreated, these aches and pains can become a significant problem and lead to more severe injuries.
It's essential to know what to do in such situations, but it can be complicated under the law, and most people are not familiar with the legal procedures. In such cases, it's important to report the problem to your employer as soon as possible. If you start to experience a problem that persists, such as hand or shoulder pain that you suspect is due to your job, report it to your employer. Fill out an incident report and describe what you're feeling. This will help protect you in case the problem becomes worse and needs medical attention.
Many people are not aware of the legal requirements regarding reporting workplace injuries, and they may not know what to do if they experience a problem that persists. If you report the issue to your employer and file an incident report, you'll be covered if the problem becomes worse, and you need medical attention. Reporting an incident won't harm anyone, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, it's essential to know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace injuries and repetitive use injuries.