If you work in an office setting, you may not believe that you are in danger of suffering a workplace injury, but you could be wrong. While not as dangerous as construction and other manual labor jobs, office work can still lead to workers sustaining an injury in an accident or developing an occupational illness that requires long-term medical treatment and time off work.

Workers' Compensation Injuries Chris Hudsona and Associates

Common Office Workplace Accidents That Lead to Workers’ Comp Claims

Secretaries, salespeople, managers, lawyers, realtors, doctors, medical staff, and many other professionals work in office settings. Sitting at a desk all day and performing repetitive tasks pose unique dangers to their health. Here are some of the most common causes of injuries:

Slip and Fall Accidents

One of the most common causes of office injuries is a slip and fall accident. Some of the dangers include frayed carpeting, wet floors, cracked or uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, and power cords. Workers can suffer back injuries, traumatic brain injury and other head injuries, fractures, and more if they fall onto a hard office floor.

Overexertion

People who work in a professional setting may need to lift boxes of computer paper, office supplies, computers, and other equipment as part of their job. If the loads are too heavy or the person does not use proper lifting techniques, an overexertion injury is possible. Strains, sprains, muscle tears, back injuries and other injuries can cause pain when moving or just sitting at a desk.

Repetitive Stress 

Repetitive actions, such as sitting at a computer all day typing, can lead to muscle strain and debilitating, long-term, injuries like carpel tunnel syndrome.

Being Struck By An Object

Being struck by falling or stationary objects or being caught between equipment, drawers, or cabinets can lead to serious injuries, such as head injuries or crushed fingers or other body parts.

Eye Strain 

Many people in an office setting stare at a computer monitor all day. This can cause eye strain, headaches, and possible loss of vision.

If you were injured in an accident at your office job, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys are here to explain the steps you need to take to file your claim and guide you through the process so that you receive the benefits you deserve. Don’t delay in scheduling your free consultation. Start an online chat to schedule your appointment or call us directly at 706.863.6600.

Christopher J. Hudson
Connect with me
Local Augusta lawyer specializing in workers' compensation, car accident and personal injury claims.
Be the first to comment!
Post a Comment

Get Help Now

Please complete the short form below and we will contact you shortly.

Offices

Augusta Main Office
Richmond County Office
  • 3114 Augusta Tech Drive Suite 101
    Augusta, GA 22030
  • Phone: 706-496-7484
  • Toll Free: 866-497-6199
  • Office Hours:
  • Directions

Recognized

Christopher James HudsonReviewsout of 10 reviews
10.0Christopher James Hudson
Logo Recognizing Chris Hudson & Associates's affiliation with South Carolina Bar
Logo Recognizing Chris Hudson & Associates's affiliation with Young Lawyrs of Augusta