Accidents and injuries are unpredictable. They can happen anywhere, from a private residence to a business, or even a place of employment. It’s important to remember that accidents can lead to injuries, but not accidents are worth pursuing legal action. If you were injured and you can trace your injuries back to a responsible person or party, you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.
What Should I Do About an Accident in the Workplace?
Accidents that happen at work are complicated. You can apply for workers’ compensation, which is typically a challenge in itself – sometimes, people need lawyers just to help them navigate the workers’ comp process. On the other hand, if your injury was caused because of your employers negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury suit.
Do Accidents Happen More Often in Certain Workplaces?
It’s easy to imagine that certain job sites are more dangerous than others. There’s a big difference between an office and a construction site, warehouse, or factory. However, accidents can happen in any kind of workplace. Dangerous jobs provide safety gear and safety briefs (at least they should) but in an ordinary office, people take their safety for granted. While a job that requires regular work with heavy machinery can cause serious injuries, a job in which you use a computer all day can lead to injuries when you’d least expect them.
What Kind of Injuries Are Common in Offices?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common white-collar office injuries. It’s caused by excessive or long-term pressure being applied on the underside of your wrist: If you use a keyboard and a desk, you understand how it can happen. This pressure causes a pinching of a nerve and a lack of mobility, and it can be a serious detriment to your performance if you have to be on your computer for your job. Aside from carpal tunnel, you should never underestimate the hazards of an office. Improperly managed cables and spills in the break room can all cause painful (and embarrassing) slips and falls.
Reach out to MartinWren, P.C. Today
When you’ve been injured in an accident, and that accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility, it’s time to get in touch with a qualified lawyer. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer in Harrisonburg VA can help you get the compensation you need to get past your injuries.
At MartinWren, P.C. we know how frustrating it can be to be hurt on the job – or anywhere else – because of someone else’s carelessness. We also know that you should never pay out of your own pocket if you were hurt because of somebody else. An accident (whether it occurred at work or somewhere else) is more than an inconvenience: It’s painful and expensive. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.