Shoulder injuries can tear you away from your normal daily life. You rely on your shoulders for so much, especially if you work in manual labor or play sports, that an injury will keep you from even the simplest of tasks. Washing your hair, brushing your teeth, carrying groceries – all become nearly impossible to do without excruciating pain.
Your employer has a duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. They must also report certain accidents and incidents, pay you sick pay and give you time off because of an accident at work should you need it.
Microtrauma is the general term given to small injuries to the body. Trauma to muscles can come in many forms and in various degrees, from something as simple as a sneeze to an event as violent as a car accident.
Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who has never been in a car accident before, you’re at least familiar with the term whiplash, a common car accident injury. Whiplash occurs when your body is thrown forward during a car accident but your seatbelt prevents you from flying too far forward into your windshield.
Car accidents happen. It is just a fact of life. Another fact is that sustaining injuries from car accidents can be debilitating and downright scary. If you have been in a car accident recently and have sustained damage to your back, neck or shoulders, you should seek medical attention.