Office and Administrative Support Work-Related Injuries
Office and administrative work is one of the biggest industries in Minnesota and employs hundreds of thousands of workers. Although many people view office work as being safe and danger-free compared to other occupations, it can still put workers at risk of suffering disabling injuries.
At Fields Law Firm, our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers know that all on-the-job injuries, regardless of how or where they happened, can change your life. That’s why it’s our goal to give all injured Minnesota workers the advice and information they need to make the right decisions about their futures. Speak to our attorneys today by dialing 1-888-343-5375 or completing a free contact form.
Client Success Story
A young woman developed carpal tunnel after working at a collection agency for almost four years. Her job required her to sit at a computer all day almost every single day. Her doctor imposed work restrictions that prevented her from going back to that type of work.
To make matters worse, the insurance company sent her to an Independent Medical Exam. The doctor at that exam said that she should be able to return to her regular work at the collection agency. Then the insurance company cut off her wage loss benefits based on the opinion of that doctor, who saw her for just a few minutes.
She turned to Fields Law Firm for help. Our Workers’ Compensation attorneys helped her to secure a settlement with the insurance company. Her settlement allowed her to take some time off of work and prepare to look for work in a new field.
Common Office Injuries
Some of the most common injuries suffered in the office include:
- Slip and Fall Injuries
Spilled drinks, leaky roofs, and wet tile in bathrooms can all cause office workers to slip and fall and suffer serious back, neck, and head injuries.
- Ergonomic and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Because office workers are often seated at their desks performing the same work for hours at a time, they can suffer neck, arm, wrist, hand, and other repetitive stress injuries if their work stations aren’t ergonomic and designed for their bodies.
- Neurological and Visual Injuries
People who work with computers every day can develop severe eye strain after weeks, months, or years on the job. Over time, this eye strain can cause blurry vision, light sensitivity, and even chronic migraine headaches.
Your Next Steps
When you’re too hurt to go back to work, you may be hesitant to call a workers’ compensation lawyer, because you’re afraid of what might happen if your employer finds out. At Fields Law, we take great care to keep all client communication private. We became one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in Minnesota by providing exceptional and confidential service to all clients, and now we want to help you. Call today.