Even office workers can need workers’ compensation

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

If you think about someone claiming workers’ compensation, you might picture people who do dangerous jobs. For example, an arborist suffering an injury while using a chainsaw or a builder falling from a scaffold tower.

Yet anyone in any profession may need to call upon workers’ compensation, and that includes those who spend most of their day sitting in front of a screen in an office. Here are some of the reasons office workers might need to claim:

Repetitive strain injuries

Repetitive strain injuries are common among office workers. It is due to all the typing and mouse work they need to do. Doing this day after day can leave you with injuries that make doing your job impossible. The only real solution for these strains is to stop doing it which can be difficult when that is how you earn your living. 

Slips and falls

You probably don’t see people using a stepladder in your office much, but there may be occasions when someone needs to go up one. For example, to put the Christmas decorations up, or to change a lightbulb. Falls may be more likely than in a workplace where they use stepladders all the time because people are not used to climbing them or the equipment has not been kept in good order because it is hardly ever used. Stairs, power cables, loose carpets and wet floors can all lead to people falling and injuring themselves without leaving the ground.

If you have suffered an injury at work, whatever your job, it is wise to seek legal guidance to learn how to file a claim.