Working in an office doesn’t sound as dangerous as fighting a fire, treating emergency room patients, or working at a construction site, but office environments pose their own unique set of workplace hazards. In fact, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that about 76,000 office workers are seriously injured on the job every year. If you’re an office worker or a member of the clerical staff and you’ve been hurt at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado.
Clerical and office employees are typically classified as any anyone engaged exclusively in bookkeeping, record keeping, correspondence, data entry, technical drafting or other office work where books and records are kept. This classification applies only to employees who work in areas physically separated from other workplace operations. A clerical office normally excludes work or service areas and inventory storage.
Are you a member of the clerical staff who’s been hurt while on the job? Our workers’ comp attorneysunderstand Colorado’s complicated work’ comp laws. Don’t try and handle your case by yourself or wait before reaching out for help through this complex system. Call us today at 303-792-5595 for you free initial consultation.
TYPES OF WORKPLACE HAZARDS
Our experienced team of lawyers have handled dozens of office accidents and injury cases. Some of the most common accidents we’ve helped with include:
- Falls: These are, by far, the most common accidents that office workers suffer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Frustratingly, they’re also the easiest to prevent. The CDC reports that office workers are more than twice as likely to suffer a fall injury as non-office workers. Common causes include slipping on wet floors, reaching for an object from an unstable positon, tripping, and poor lighting.
- Overexertion: Strain injuries can occur as a result of lifting and/or transporting heavy objects. Office workers, by the very nature of their work, are also susceptible to repetitive motion and pressure injuries.
- Ergonomics: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, conditions that can cause serious work-related musculoskeletal disorders include: repetitive movements that increase pressure on nerves and irritate tendons, awkward sitting positions, or neck strain from looking at improperly placed computer screens, and static postures with few breaks.
- Workplace violence: Sadly, violence at work is more prevalent than ever. Homicide is the fourth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the country.
- Electricity: As advances in technology have modernized today’s office environments, electrical accidents – and injuries – have become increasingly more common, as well.
If you’ve been injured at your office – or lost a loved one to a fatal workplace accident – call a Colorado workers’ comp attorney at Burg Simpson and let us help you receive the compensation you deserve. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to Colorado’s injured office professionals. Call 303-792-5595 to schedule yours today!
HOW CAN WE HELP WITH YOUR WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM?
In Colorado, office workers and clerical staff aren’t required to prove fault for their workplace injuries. This allows Burg Simpson’s lawyers to file your claim quickly so that you can start receiving your benefits sooner.
The Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys at Burg Simpson have worked with several office workers and clerical staff members to help them receive the compensation they deserve for any number of workplace injuries. This compensation can include medical benefits, reimbursement for expenses, and recovery of lost wages. We can also help you:
- Better understand the complexities of Colorado Workers’ Compensation law.
- Gain access to medical care and rehabilitative treatment.
- Receive fair compensation for your injuries.
- Earn reimbursement for expenses incurred during and after their accident.
- Apply for possible Social Security benefits.
- Consider legal options regarding possible third-party claims and personal injury lawsuits.
Call us to discuss your case right now!
If someone other than your employer caused your injury, such as a vendor, a contractor, or a trespasser, you may have the right to file a third-party claim.
Don’t wait to find out what your workers’ compensation options are or try to take on your complicated case on your own. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and we can help you understand your rights and the various options that might be available. Since we operate on a contingency basis, it costs you nothing to have us help you pursue your workers’ compensation claim. Call us immediately at 303-792-5595 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form before it’s too late!