While most people view office work as one of the safest occupations, it is still very possible to suffer a serious injury or illness in a business setting. As a business professional, you likely work long hours, usually at a desk, reading from computer screens and talking on the phone. You might spend the majority of your time cooped up inside, or you may travel on a regular basis, driving, flying, or taking public transportation to get where you need to go. While this may not seem as dangerous as blue-collar work, it can still have a significant impact on your health. If you are a business professional and you were injured or became ill while at work, our firm may be able to help you with a workers’ compensation claim.
For more than 30 years, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary Rodich have successfully represented injured and ill workers in Woodland Hills. We are passionate about our clients, and we know how important it is to help each and every injured worker obtain the benefits and compensation they are owed.
To schedule a free consultation with our Woodland Hills lawyers, call (818) 403-3737.
There are several hazards that may pop up in an office setting, endangering your health and potentially causing a disabling injury. Usually, office workers are in danger of suffering from repetitive stress injuries because of the consistent nature of their professions. Additionally, their work environment might pose a danger.
Business professionals and office workers might suffer the following injuries:
Not all offices are clean, well-maintained, and safe. If the building is older and has not been updated, it might contain asbestos in the walls or in the air conditioning vents, leading to dangerous exposure to cancer-causing fibers. Additionally, flimsy or poorly secured shelves and bookcases could be hazardous, as could slipper or uneven floors.
However, the most common threat to the health of business professionals is the repetitive stress of an office job. Typing all day, sitting in a chair with poor lumbar support, or crooking your neck to hold a phone on your shoulder could lead to serious, long-term damage. After years performing this same type of work, employees may notice stiff joints, back spasms, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal issues.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary Rodich have a thorough understanding of workers’ compensation laws and can work with you to file a claim and fight for your benefits. We are confident in our abilities not only because we have been in this business for more than 30 years, but because our founding attorney is a Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation. We handle even the most complex cases and have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of our injured and disabled clients. If you were injured on the job, we can help.
Contact the Law Offices of Gary Rodich to discuss your case with our Woodland Hills workers’ comp attorneys.