While many people only think blue collar workers, such as those in the construction or manufacturing industries, are at risk for on-the-job injuries, white collar employees could also suffer significant injuries as a result of their working environment. Business professionals are not immune to workplace accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents at work and repetitive strain from sitting in a chair all day can take a toll on the body, leading to serious injuries.
Business professionals could suffer:
- Decreased range of motion
- Neck, hip, and back strain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Eye strain
Repetitive strain injuries occur over a long period of time. Ligament and tendon inflammation could cause stiffness, pain, and popping in the joints. Sudden accidents from tripping or slipping and falling at work could also lead to significant injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, bruises, and spinal cord trauma. As a business professional, it is important to take regular rest breaks and stretch your muscles at least once every hour. This can help prevent a repetitive strain injury.
If you notice pain, tingling, weakness, numbness, or other signs of a repetitive strain injury, you should notify your employer right away and seek medical treatment. Workers’ comp benefits are available to employees who have been injuried on the job. Our Glendale workers’ comp attorneys will help you file the documents and gather evidence to support your claim.
Contact the Law Offices of Wax & Wax today to receive a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.