Workers’ Compensation for Injured Office Workers
Competent Counsel for Injured Employees by Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You Can Trust
When you work in an office, you face different challenges each day than people who work outside or in the service industry, for example. But just because you work at a computer does not mean that you cannot be hurt while you are on the job. The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers of Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., have been helping injured office workers for more than 40 years. We assist you through the process of filing a claim for benefits and represent you in administrative hearings when you need it. Trust us to help you keep your loved ones safe while you are injured and cannot work.
Accidents Which Lead to Injuries for White-Collar Workers
Philadelphia has a lot of businesses and a lot of offices, which means they have a lot of office workers. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers routinely represents clients who have sustained an injury because of:
- Auto accidents — If you work in sales, you may be required to travel as part of your job. If you are in an auto accident while going to or from the City, workers’ compensation may pay you benefits for your injuries. You are also covered by workers’ compensation if you use a company car in order to make it into the office.
- Falling objects — Most office workers are required to wear nice shoes to work, but even if you wear sneakers or loafers, your feet are still at risk. Even something as “light” as a stapler can lead to a broken toe if it is knocked off of a high enough plane. If you are required to reach into cabinets or up to shelves to grab office supplies and one falls on your foot, you could be out of work for a while.
- Repetitive movements — If you type for a living, there is a chance you can develop carpal tunnel or “tennis elbow” from making the same repetitive motions all day long. Any motion that you repeat consistently – filing papers, using a copier, holding the phone with your shoulder to your ear – can lead to long-term damage to your joints and tendons. Secretaries are at particular risk of repetitive stress injuries since their job often requires the same movements every day.
- Slips and falls — An icy walkway, an uneven step, a break in the tile floor – office workers are at risk of tripping, slipping and falling throughout the year, often through no fault of their own. Falls are the most common type of injury across multiple professions, and officer work is no different.
- Toxic exposure — If you happen to work in an older building, you could be exposed to toxic chemicals without even realizing it. Lead-based paint and asbestos tiles can be harmful, as can leaking heaters or gas generators (if your business has one).
Even if you are not at the office when you are hurt, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation. Any business conducted at events offsite – think continuing education seminars, office soirees or even the annual summer barbeque – is covered. You do have options, even if the accident was the result of the actions of a coworker.
At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., we help white-collar professionals obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need after an injury. If your boss or supervisor gives you a hard time about collecting workers’ comp, we are there to fight on your behalf. We work with your doctors and document evidence of your injuries so that your application process goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates Provide Assistance for Injured Philadelphia Office Workers
Whether you are the CEO or a mailroom clerk, a salesperson or secretary or a customer service representative – or any other white-collar professional trying to make a living in the daily grind – our team can help you when you need it most. Please call 888-PITT-LAW or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates today. We are proud to serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.