You get injured and file for workers' compensation. You feel like you should get it. You clearly cannot work while you recover, and you have serious medical bills to consider.
Hopefully, you will never be put into a position at work where you are asked to do something you think is incredibly dangerous. If you are, though, do you have to do it? Your boss is in charge, so you probably feel a lot of pressure to just swallow your fears and get the work done.
In your job, you frequently have to work at heights. You work in construction. Some days, it's just a six-foot ladder in the shop. Other days, you're 50 feet up, working on a roof. It all depends on the job.
Back injuries are among the most common reasons that people have to miss time at work. In many cases, they suffer on-the-job injuries when overexerting themselves, trying to lift something that is too heavy, lifting without the proper technique or trying to lift without the necessary equipment and safety gear.
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