Common Workplace Injuries That Could Land You in the ER

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Almost all work environments can present hazards that may lead to injury or illness, and these ailments may require a trip to the emergency room if proper precautions are not taken to avoid them. When emergency medical situations do arise at work, you can rely on the ER at MountainView Hospital  to provide rapid, accurate care that will help you get back on your feet. However, we do encourage you to follow safe practices in the workplace so that you don’t have to deal with these serious work-related injuries.

Lacerations
If you work in food service, construction, or retail, you may frequently work with sharp tools that could easily cause serious cuts if proper safety measures are not taken. To prevent deep lacerations on the job, be sure to wear all recommended safety equipment and dedicate your full attention to any task requiring the use of sharp objects.

Burns
While minor burns will be easily treatable with a first-aid kit, large second degree burns and all third degree burns require immediate medical treatment. You can identify a serious burn by severe blistering, exposure of soft tissue or even bone, and charred skin. Use of proper clothing and recommended safety measures will help you prevent burns in potentially dangerous work environments where heat or harmful chemicals are present.

Spinal Injuries
Office environments may not seem like a common place of injury, but a typical desk job can severely damage your spine . The pressure of sitting down all day can make your spine more susceptible to injuries from daily activities or cause direct damage resulting in severe pain and immobility.

If you have sustained an injury of this nature on the job, you can get up-to-date wait times and check in at the ER at Mountain View Hospital Las Vegas with our iTriage app for your smart device . You can also contact us through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.

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