Although most cases of workplace injuries involve workers in manual labor industries, just about any employee can qualify for Worker’s Compensation benefits. In fact, practically every profession out there is protected by benefits in one way or another. For starters, office workers are far more vulnerable to workplace injuries than most of them expect.
Common causes of injuries include poorly positioned keyboards and mice, which can lead to wrist strain and carpal tunnel syndrome; prolonged staring at a computer screen, which can cause eyestrain and long-term vision problems; and poor posture after hour spent sitting down. The Importance of Ergonomics and Regular Breaks
Many of these problems can be alleviated by regular breaks from your desk. Be sure to get up from time to time to stretch your muscles, and give your eyes a break from looking at a computer screen every 30 minutes or so—this can be as simple as staring at something at a distance. All these problems are considered workplace injuries.
For those claiming benefits, the main challenge is proving these injuries happened while on the job. You can protect your rights by seeking the counsel of a San Antonio personal injury lawyer, who can evaluate your case and see if you qualify for compensation. Contact our law firm today to talk about your legal options after an on-the-job injury. Call us today at (210) 593-8709 to speak with an attorney.