Hart & David assists those facing work-related injuries in obtaining the compensation they deserve. In some cases, this may involve an injury resulting from working in an office. While not as obviously perilous as some other occupations, office work does present its own unique risks to the health and wellbeing of employees. We represent those who are victims of theses risks and need compensation for their injuries.
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect employees in the event that they suffer an injury while on the job. This includes office workers, and we will fight on your behalf to help you secure the benefits you deserve for your office work injury. Hart & David has proven experience and skill in these cases, so we can provide the help you need.
Hazards of Office Work
When thinking of dangerous occupations, office work doesn’t usually come to mind. Usually, we think of construction or manufacturing where the constant presence of heavy machinery poses obvious safety hazards. However, working in an office has its own more subtle hazards. It may not be as immediately dangerous as working around machinery all day, but it the nature of office work can still take its toll on employees and result in a work-related injury. These injuries include the following:
- Carpal tunnel or other injuries to the wrist
- Back and neck strain
- Eye strain and loss of vision
- Slipping, tripping, or falling
- Infectious disease
Most of these take time to develop, and they can result from poor equipment, less than ideal workstations, or simple negligence on the part of others in the work environment. Failure to keep a workplace clean or expecting employees to come in when they are ill can lead to the spread of disease, for example. Sitting in a chair all day that isn’t designed for musculoskeletal support can lead to back and muscle strain over time.
It’s important to take these seriously since they can lead to debilitating repeated stress injuries. These injuries can affect your ability to work productively (or at all), especially if they are ignored long enough. Eventually, they will result in medical costs that you wouldn’t have had to pay otherwise.
Your employer is responsible for maintaining a safe, healthy work environment. In the event that they don’t, or when they overwork their employees, they become responsible for the injuries and illnesses that result. Workers’ compensation law is designed to uphold the rights of employees who have been injured as a result of performing job-related tasks, including office work.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of working in an office setting, Hart & David is here to defend your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Workers’ compensation benefits include medical expenses, rehabilitation and physical therapy costs, disability, and lost income. Our attorneys can assess your claim and determine the best course to take.
Keep in mind that your employer or their insurance company will try to downplay your injury or prove that your medical treatment isn’t necessary. No matter how minor your injury may seem, contact the attorneys at Hart & David for the legal help you need to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.