The office injury lawyers at Wilson, Reives & Silverman know your rights and are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Your health may have already been compromised – let our attorneys help you while you get back on your feet.
What types of office injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?
Even if you work in an office as opposed to a construction environment, you still work with the risk of accidents and injuries. Any injury you experience at your workplace or while doing work-related activities that keeps you out of work and affects your ability to earn a living should be covered by your employer’s insurance.
If you are injured while working in an office, you should immediately seek medical attention. Even if the injury appears minor, you should not see if it heals on its own. Especially if you experience the injury while working, it is best to report the injury in writing and get it treated as soon as possible. This documentation can later be used as proof that the injury occurred on the date and time it did.
Whether you sustained the injury in the office or en route to a job-related task, an office injury can be damaging and can affect your ability to earn a living. Workers’ compensation benefits can help you through treatment to heal or manage your injury.
While offices vary across different industries, injuries can include:
These include accidents that occur while you’re traveling between work locations or on work-related errands such as visiting vendors or purchasing office supplies.
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Workplace assault
- Repetitive motion and strain injuries
These include carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome.
- Adverse health conditions caused by poor air quality or inadequate ventilation
- Office electrical injuries
If I’ve been injured in the office, what should I do next?
First, seek medical attention if you haven’t done so already. Also, be sure to report the injury immediately to your supervisor in both written and oral form. While there’s no set format for reporting the injury, you need to do so as quickly as possible. Make sure what you say to your employer and others remains consistent. If possible, document your working conditions to help illustrate any deficiencies in safety procedures.
Then, with the help of an office injury lawyer, you can determine whether filing a workers’ compensation claim is your best course of action.
Where do I begin filing a workers’ compensation claim?
If you are looking to claim workers’ compensation benefits for an office injury, you should do so quickly. Any delay in filing on your part could delay your benefits. Reporting injuries immediately and filing a claim as soon as you decide to seek benefits will significantly increase your workers’ compensation lawyer’s chances of recovering compensation quickly.
How Can I Find an Office Injury Lawyer?
It will not cost you anything to come in for a consultation with an office injury lawyer. At Wilson, Reives & Silverman, PLLC, all consultations for office accident and workers’ compensation cases are given free of charge.
The workers’ compensation lawyers at Wilson, Reives & Silverman are here to provide you with trusted, effective legal counsel. We’ll focus on your claim, allowing you to focus on recovery and moving your life forward.