The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. Once it did, it made it illegal for all types of employers including labor organizations, staffing agencies, local or state governments and private employers to discriminate against an individual with a disability.
The second you suffer a neck or back injury is the second you'll realize you require medical assistance. This isn't typically the type of injury that you're able to effectively treat on your own.
A 30-year veteran mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, who also served as pastor at a church in La Mirada, was struck and killed by a motorist in Commerce on Dec. 3.
With so many ligaments and muscles in your neck, it's possible you could suffer an injury at some point. For example, a sprain or tear can occur as the result of a collision, fall or sudden movement.
Depending on your job, lifting heavy objects may be part of your day-to-day work experience. Back, knee and shoulder injuries are among the most common types of injuries suffered by "blue collar" workers in America. Lifting injuries can happen to a young worker who makes a sudden twist in the wrong direction; or they can build up over time due to repetitive stress, no matter how good your technique is.