Common Desk Job Injuries
If you work in an office or in higher-level administration, you aren’t entirely removed from the physical dangers of work. You could sustain a work-related injury whether your job is grueling and labor-intensive or strategic and analytical. Because white-collar jobs typically involve desk work and computers, they pose a risk for certain injuries, including:
- Back pain: It’s not hard to imagine how sitting at a desk all day might cause some cramping, muscle stiffness, and other discomfort in your back. However, back pain from sustained sedentary work can become problematic outside of work and prevent you from exercising, sleeping, or performing normal activities.
- Neck pain: Whether you are bent over at your desk reading books and writing things down or angling your head to read a computer screen all day, neck pain is often a natural result of white collar work.
- Hand injuries: Injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome are quite common for people who spend a great deal of time typing or otherwise using a keyboard. Such problems often develop as a result of performing the same motions over and over again, straining the ligaments, muscles, and tendons in the wrist, fingers, and hands overall.
- Vision problems: Staring into a bright screen, whether at a phone, tablet, computer, or other screen, can have negative effects on your vision. This may cause you to need prescription lenses, laser eye surgery, or other costly solutions.
- Migraines and headaches: These may be directly related to problems with the eyes, neck, or spine, but they could also be related to something environmental in your workplace, such as bright lights, presence of allergens, or something else.
Most of the above injuries occur because of repeated strain on a muscle or group of muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc. However, these aren’t the only kinds of workplace injuries that warrant your employer’s involvement. No matter your injury, your employer may be liable for your related costs if you were hurt while performing the duties your job requires.
Tough, Savvy Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Orange County
At Humphrey & Associates, we do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you need to make up for the cost of a work-related injury. You assume some risk every day when you walk in to work, even when you work in an office and spend most of your time at a desk. However, your employer is still responsible for absorbing some or all of the cost when your work causes you physical harm.
Receiving workers’ compensation sometimes takes work, and we can help. Connect with an Orange County workers’ comp lawyer today by calling (844) 612-5800, or contact us online to schedule your free case review.