Workers’ Compensation For Office Workers
Many people assume that only labor-intensive jobs come with safety risks. Office workers, however, also face risks.
If you or someone close to you has been injured at an office job, it’s important to reach out to a skilled workers’ compensation attorney who can assess the merits of your case. Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer T. Andrew Miller will protect your rights and seek the benefits you deserve.
Understanding The Risks Posed By Office Jobs
Office jobs present hazards that are distinct from other types of work. A variety of injuries can occur in office environments, including:
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries from falling from chairs
- Back or neck injuries from sitting too long in one position
- Head injuries from objects falling off high shelves
- Injuries from office equipment, including computers, printers and copy machines
- Eye strain and headaches from staring at a monitor for extended periods of time
- Illnesses contracted from co-workers in close working spaces
If you are dealing with an injury or illness caused by a work-related condition, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The Georgia Workers’ Compensation System
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated insurance program. The program is designed to cover your medical bills and provide financial support while you are unable to work.
Employers pay the premiums, and the insurance is free of charge for employees. Under Georgia law, any company that regularly employs three or more people (full-time or part-time) is required to provide workers’ compensation.
The workers’ compensation system works on a no-fault basis, meaning you do not have to establish fault on the part of the employer or a co-worker to recover benefits. Even if you cause your own injury, workers’ compensation benefits generally will be available.
Contact The Law Offices Of T. Andrew Miller, LLC
If you have been injured at an office job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Attorney T. Andrew Miller can examine the facts of your case and provide you with an accurate assessment of your claim. He understands that this is a difficult time, and he will strive to make the process as stress-free as possible.