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Women More Likely to Experience Headaches and Repetitive Stress Injuries, OSHA Says

HandsWork injuries are experienced by people of all genders and ages. However, statistics show that some types are more common across specific demographics. One example is the disproportionately high rate of work-related headaches and repetitive stress injuries among women workers. Learn more about these types of injuries in the workplace and discover how an experienced attorney can help you pursue all the forms of compensation that you may be entitled to in your California work injury case.

Headaches and Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace

Repetitive stress injuries are typically caused by performing the same action, day after day, over an extended time-period. Production line workers, typists, mechanics, and even bakers are examples of the types of employees who may work under such conditions. Interestingly enough, women are also more likely than men to fill these positions, which is one reason experts believe women may be more prone to repetitive stress injuries in the workplace.

Experts do not have an understanding as to why women may be more prone to headaches but work-related stress is often a factor for both male and female genders. It may also be possible that women are, in general, more prone to experiencing headaches and migraines than men. In either case, women are encouraged to report and seek treatment for chronic, severe, or persistent headaches that may be related to their jobs.

Injury Statistics on Women in the Workplace

Although women tend to experience fewer workplace fatalities than men (just 8 percent between 1992 and 1996, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics), they are far more likely to experience minor, non-fatal injuries. Sprains, strains, and overexertion injuries are some of the most common but women are also far more likely to experience work-related headaches and repetitive stress injuries. Examples of such injuries could include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Tendonitis,
  • Stress disorders,
  • Anxiety disorders, and
  • Stress- or anxiety-related ailments.
Contact Our San Jose Work Injury Lawyers

Women may be hesitant to report a work-related injury or seek compensation, especially if their family relies on them for support. Sadly, failing to do so could have serious and long-term consequences. Seek help with your case and see what options may be available to you. Contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP. Our San Jose work injury lawyers can examine your case and aggressively represent you throughout the entire claims process. Call (408) 289-1417 and schedule your free consultation to get started.

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