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Work Injuries Sustained in the Office

Injuries OfficeWhen one thinks of work injuries, they often think of the construction and manufacturing industries, but you do not have to lift or use heavy machinery to experience an injury on the job. In fact, even office workers may be at risk for injury. Learn more about these injuries, including how to reduce your risk and what sorts of compensation you might be owed.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are extremely common in office settings. Much of this is due to the various cords and equipment, but it can also be the result of loose carpeting, wet flooring in restrooms, or poorly maintained stairwells. The risk can be further increased if the employer fails to create or enforce safety practices within the workplace.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Of all the injuries that occur in offices, those that involve repetitive motion are some of the most common. Typically experienced by those that type or spend a lot of time dragging or clicking, these injuries could be reduced if employers put more focus on their software programs. In fact, a recent study shows that the right software program really can make a difference. In it, researchers revealed the SEAT method – a method by which employers can analyze and fix their software to reduce the risk of injury to their employees.

Falling Debris in the Office

Falling debris in the workplace can cause serious injury, whether it is drywall that falls from the ceiling because of roofing issues or a piece of equipment that comes loose. Specifically, such accidents typically contribute to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Such injuries can result in long-term complications and may even result in time away from work. In serious cases, it could even result in permanent disability or death.

When an Injury Occurs

If you are injured on the job, it is important that you immediately notify your employer. Then, when it comes time to pursue the claim, seek experienced legal assistance. Doing so can ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire claims process. Your attorney can also analyze your case to determine if you might be owed compensation outside of workers’ compensation. An example might be third-party negligence for faulty equipment.

Our San Jose Work Injury Lawyers

At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, we aggressively protect the rights of our clients. Whatever the situation, we pursue the most favorable outcome. Schedule your free consultation with our San Jose work injury lawyers to learn more. Call (408) 289-1417 today.

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