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Slipped disk: Who’s at risk?

Posted on August 14, 2015 2:22 pm under Construction Accident

Slip and fall accidents may result in physical injuries that may result in hefty medical costs, lost time at work, and limited day-to-day activities. In some cases, medical conditions can be too painful that independent living and self care may even be compromised. Among these injuries is slipped disk, which is oftentimes characterized by pain and muscle weakness.

Slipped disk happens when the gelatinous material that cushions between two vertebrae leak out and push one or more nerves. Genetic predisposition and being overweight are just some of the many factors that may increase someone’s risk of herniated disk. People with physically strenuous tasks at work are also at higher risk of this disease. Construction workers, for instance, are vulnerable to herniated disk due to repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and use of equipment with jolting motions.

Furthermore, debris and walkway obstructions may also increase other people’s risk of slip and fall in construction sites, making them more prone to herniated disk. To know more about holding the responsible party accountable for an injurious slip and fall incident in an unsafe premise in Milwaukee, speak with our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.