Common Back Injuries at White Collar Workplaces

Posted by Amy FalconJun 30, 20230 Comments

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Even office workers are at risk of sustaining a work-related injury at some point. Due to the nature of many office jobs, white-collar workers are particularly prone to back injuries. If you are injured on the job, contact a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

Common back injuries at the office include:

Sprains and Strains

Strains are injuries to the muscles or tendons, while sprains result from a stretched or torn ligament. If you are lifting, pushing, and pulling heavy objects or boxes of office supplies, even occasionally, you could be at risk for a back sprain or strain. Poor workstation ergonomics is another common cause of strains.

Strains and sprains are most common in the lower back. While they typically resolve quickly with proper medication and therapy, they can be quite painful and lead to more serious problems later when left untreated.

Slip and Fall Injuries

If you sustain a slip and fall back injury at the office, it is critical that you see a doctor immediately. Falls commonly cause serious complications like herniated discs and spinal compression fractures. In fact, slip and fall injuries are some of the most common injuries leading to workers' compensation claims.

An Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help

If you have sustained a back injury at the office, you may be entitled to compensation benefits, including payment for lost wages, medical bills, and in serious cases, long-term disability benefits.

The attorneys at Ackerman & Falcon have been representing workers' compensation claimants since 1987 and will work tirelessly to advocate for the benefits that you deserve.

Call us today for a free consultation about your workers' compensation claim at (703) 288-1400 or send us a message about your case online.