Common office injuries that may cause disabilities

Unfortunately, there are a number of injuries that occur in an office setting and which may prevent an employee from performing his or her job.

One of the most common accidents that occurs in the office is a slip and fall accident. This typically happens because of wet floors, sitting on unstable chair, frayed carpets, or tripping on electrical cords. Such falls can cause a person to break a bone or suffer other injuries, which lead to short or long-term disabilities.

Another common cause of office injuries if faulty office equipment. When there is defective equipment in an office, an employee may be seriously injured in a variety of ways. For example, an employee who accidentally plugs in a busted cord of a computer or printer may be electrocuted, or an employee who lifts heavy objects in the office may sustain debilitating back injuries.

Sustaining injuries in an office accident may cause you disabilities that can prevent you from working. However, after such an injury you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to cover your loss. If this has happened to you in Minnesota, learn about getting such compensation by calling a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.