Common Injuries in Office Buildings

By Pyle Law, August 31 2020 4:31 pm
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Common Injuries in Office Buildings

By Pyle Law, August 31 2020 4:31 pm
Common Injuries in Office Buildings

Office workers are not immune to accidents on the job, and these accidents can lead to serious aches, pains, strains, breaks, and many other kinds of injuries that can be difficult to physically overcome and can lead to chronic health concerns.

If you’re an office worker, you probably don’t give your safety on the job much thought. After all, it’s not like you are working with heavy equipment atop scaffolding. The fact is, however, that accidents in office buildings are not uncommon, and they can be exceedingly dangerous. If you have been injured in your capacity as an office worker, it’s time to call an experienced Kansas workers’ compensation attorney.

Slip and Fall Accidents

You don’t have to run across an icy parking lot to slip and seriously injure yourself in a fall. In fact, slip and fall accidents are among the most common workplace injuries, and all of the following can contribute:

  1. Inadequate lighting (especially in hallways and on staircases)
  2. Uneven, rough, torn, shredded, bulging, wrinkled, or otherwise worn floor coverings
  3. The use of walkways as storage areas
  4. Debris-strewn walkways
  5. Unsecured or poorly secured floor mats
  6. Electrical cords that cross walkways (and other tripping hazards)
  7. Unsafe ladders
  8. The substitution of a desk or chair for a ladder

The impact of a slip and fall accident (especially from a height) can be immense – broken bones and spinal cord injuries are not uncommon.

Injuries Caused by Repetitive Motion

When you sit at a desk all day – every day – it sets the stage for injuries that are caused by repetitive motion or stress. Spending eight hours a day at a computer can lead to painful repetitive strain injuries that encompass a slow buildup of damage to the muscles, nerves, and tendons in the affected area. When very serious, surgery can be necessary.

Back Injuries

Spending the majority of your time behind a desk each day can also lead to back pain and injuries. Sitting for long stretches of time puts considerable pressure on one’s spine, hips, and back, which can lead to significant misalignment and chronic health concerns. The overextension related to lifting and carrying anything awkwardly shaped and/or heavy can also contribute to back injuries and lingering back pain that can become chronic. 

Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Kansas Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Being injured on the job brings its own brand of difficulties. While your medical bills pile up, you are likely to also face decreased earnings. And you do not have to be a construction worker to experience a serious injury on the job – an accident in an office building will suffice. If you’re an office worker who has sustained an injury as a result of your work, the formidable workers’ compensation attorney at Pyle Law in Kansas has the experience, resources, and dedication to guide your claim toward its most positive resolution. We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at  620-241-9000 for more information today.

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