North Carolina workers’ compensation offers financial assistance to injured employees regardless of the type of industry they work in. Industrial, construction and agricultural jobs are not the only types of occupations that injured employees submit workers’ comp claims for. Desk jobs and office settings also come with their share of hazards. Thousands of workers around the country are hurt at work while maintaining what one would imagine is a relatively safe 9-to-5 office job. What kinds of injuries can an employee suffer working in an office job?
- Repetitive Stress Injuries – (tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Exposure to toxic substances (respiratory issues from printer toners, cleaning chemicals, etc.)
- Mold injuries and illnesses
- Lifting injuries (moving heavy files, furniture, products, etc.)
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Head injuries (from falling objects, broken filing cabinet drawers, etc.)
- Electrical shocks from negligent wiring
- Tripping on poorly maintained stairs, walkways or loose carpet
- Circulation issues associated from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) after sitting for long periods of time
- Muscle or spinal strains from bending or falling out of an unstable desk chair
Physical strains for office workers can be dangerous. If you’re experiencing pain from a negligently maintained workplace or unsafe working conditions in an office, contact a Raleigh workers’ comp attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. Brent Adams & Associates has an entire department with a skilled team of paralegals and attorneys dedicated to NC workers’ comp cases. Don’t let your workplace injuries cause you financial strain and physical pain. Office injuries, no matter how severe, are compensable under the NC workers’ comp system and you should receive the benefits you’re entitled to. Call 800.849.5931 to schedule a free consultation with a NC workers’ comp attorney.