A musculoligamentous disorder means an injury of the musculoskeletal system. It can occur suddenly or over time. It does not include injuries such as fractures or dislocations or injuries caused by crushing or cutting.
Musculoskeletal disorders may include conditions like strains of muscles, ligaments and tendons, back injuries to spinal discs and nerves, joint injuries including injuries to the shoulder, hip, elbow, knee and ankles and nerve injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome).
Many musculoskeletal injuries are caused by hazardous manual tasks. They generally require a person to lift, push, pull, move, hold or restrain something.
Hazardous manual tasks can involve repetitive or sustained force, strong or sudden force, repetitive movements and sustained or awkward postures.
Musculoskeletal injuries can be permanent and impact on a person’s working ability and quality of life.
If you’ve suffered a musculoskeletal type injury at work then chances are you’ll have a claim for compensation. For free no obligation advice on where you stand feel free to telephone us for an appointment on 1300 302 318.