A Workplace Injury Lawyer Can Help Office Workers Seek Fair Compensation
Injuries sustained in an office often go overlooked. However, as an office worker, you face serious risk for slip and falls, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even severe anxiety. If you have sustained such harm, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation. Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher is a highly regarded workplace injury lawyer. At his Fresno, CA, firm, he focuses solely on workers' compensation and is able to provide incredibly detailed and knowledgeable legal representation. Mr. Fisher will use his personal experience to provide compassionate legal assistance, helping you or your loved one seek the just compensation you deserve.
Common Injuries That Can Affect Office Workers
Office workers may not be exposed to heavy machinery or dangerous chemicals like employees in agriculture or factory work. However, they can still face hazards in the workplace. Frequently, office workers suffer from several types of injuries, including:
- Eye strain: Long hours on the computer can cause significant eye strain. As a result, professionals may experience dry eye and irritation, which can dramatically impact their comfort and quality of life.
- Back and neck strain: Sitting at a desk for long hours every day can compress the spine, causing chronic neck and back pain. In some cases, this strain can have even more serious effects. Some office workers may experience blood clots, varicose veins, and swollen ankles. A sedentary lifestyle also increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
- Muscle strain: On occasion, office employees may have to carry large boxes, filing cabinet drawers, and similar objects. In some cases, these activities can cause muscle damage, particularly in the lower back. Herniated discs are also a risk.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive strain injury for those who use keyboards on a daily basis. This condition develops when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist to the hand, is compressed. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the fingers.
- Anxiety: In today’s fast-paced world, office workers often face tremendous amounts of stress. Early deadlines, long hours, and claustrophobic work environments can contribute to sometimes debilitating anxiety.
A number of these types of injuries can lead to lasting discomfort that has a significant impact on your daily life and ability to complete your tasks.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injury
You are entitled to a healthy and safe workplace. If you can show that your employer did not provide such an environment, you may have a valid personal injury claim. For example, if you fell on an uneven stairway, slipped in a pool of water, or tripped over a box that had been left out, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You must be able to prove your employer’s duty of care, as well as their negligence. You must also show that your injury was a direct result of such careless behavior.
Mr. Fisher is an outstanding choice for your representation. He will combine personal compassion with a hard-hitting legal approach to seek the compensation that you deserve.
If there is no evidence of wrongdoing, you may be eligible to file for workers' compensation. Workers' comp can cover the cost of medical care, such as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. It could also pay for counseling if you are suffering from anxiety. Additionally, if your injury has put you out of work, this type of insurance can cover a good portion of your wages until you are ready to go back. In some cases, it can be difficult to obtain worker’s compensation for an office injury. With an exclusive focus in this area of law, Mr. Fisher is an outstanding choice for your representation. He will combine personal compassion with a hard-hitting legal approach to seek the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our Legal Firm Today
If you have been injured as a result of working in an office, contact Attorney Fisher online. You can also call (559) 447-1210 to schedule a free case evaluation and to find out if you have a viable worker’s compensation claim.