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Can I Get Workers' Compensation for Office Injuries?

Can I Get Workers' Compensation for Office Injuries?

While an office job can be safer than many other occupations, that doesn’t mean that offices are always injury-free workplaces. There are still many hazards that office workers face on a daily basis, which can lead to painful and serious injuries. If you have beeninjured while working in an office, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Common Office Worker Injuries

Office work can face fewer occupational risks than some workplaces, but there are still a number of injuries that are common. These injuries include:

  • Slip or trip and fall injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries, like carpal tunnel
  • Back pain
  • Electrical shock
  • Workplace violence

Regardless of the type of injury you sustain at work, whether sudden or developed over time, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. Some injuries may be temporarily or permanently disabling, which is why it is critical to file a claim for benefits.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Office Workers

If you’ve been injured while working, it’s important to report the injury to your supervisors as soon as possible, and complete an injury report. Because workers’ compensation covers medical bills completely, you should also see a physician as soon as you can after the accident and begin any treatment you need to make a full recovery.

Worker’s compensation benefits will also pay you two-thirds of your regular weekly wage if you are unable to return to work while you recover. Additionally, workers’ compensation may cover other types of losses, such as loss of use of a hand. In the event of a worker’s death, their family can claim their benefits on their behalf.

A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can be a valuable resource while going through the claim process. Your lawyer will understand the complexities of workers’ compensation law, which enables them to provide guidance and advice. They are there to support you in every way.

Have you been injured while working? Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law is here for you! Our Albuquerque workers’ compensation attorney is ready to assist you and protect your best interests during the course of your workers’ compensation claim. Schedule a free consultation to learn more!

Contact our offices by calling (505) 219-2176.

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