While the construction and manufacturing industries are typically associated with workplace injuries, other less physical occupations can also be hazardous. Office and retail workers also face risks of suffering a work injury. Many of these workers suffer back injuries that cause long-term medical problems. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits may be pursued by similarly injured workers in Colorado.
Actions that can cause back injuries include long hours of sitting or standing with a bad posture, repeated lifting, moving and placing of items -- regardless of the weight of the articles. Working in cramped spaces that force workers into unnatural stances can also be damaging. Although there is much that companies can do to reduce these injuries, employees can also focus on protecting their backs.