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What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?

When most people think about workplace injuries, they imagine dramatic accidents on dangerous worksites, but a lot of work injuries happen in office spaces. Offices seem like relatively safe places to work, but there are many dangers that exist. In order to reduce the risk of injuries, it is important to learn about the most common types of injuries that happen in offices.

Slip and Fall Injuries

The most common work injuries result from workplace slip and fall accidents. This type of accident happens in all settings, such as a chaotic jobsite or a quiet office. A puddle of water, a carpet snag, or an unstable stair rail can all cause serious injuries to workers.

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Often associated with factory workers or physical laborers, repetitive motion or stress injuries are dangers for office workers as well. Typists, computer programmers, call center representatives, and other office workers can be injured by repeating the same motions or keeping the same positions all day without stretching. Employers can mitigate these work hazards by providing workstations configured with proper ergonomic considerations in mind.

Injuries Caused by Falling Objects

Items and tools used by office workers can be dangerous as well. Common office items can be unstable or heavy, risking injury if they fall on a worker. A box of printer paper on a high shelf can be dangerous, especially if the box is full of heavy paper.

Overexertion Injuries

Most office tasks are not physically strenuous, but some workers still lift heavy boxes and other work products. Some tasks in the office can cause overexertion injuries if the worker does not lift or position their body properly. In order to prevent an overexertion injury, a worker should be trained on proper lifting techniques.

What Should I Do After a Serious Workplace Accident?

If an employee is hurt in a work-related accident at an office, they should be able to claim benefits through their employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance program. Benefits of the program may include payments for medical expenses related to the work-induced condition, such as doctor bills, medications, or other treatments. Workers’ Compensation may also cover lost wages the worker incurred while recovering. If an employee died because of a serious work injury, their loved ones may be able to collect benefits. To determine what types of benefits are available, a worker should contact a lawyer after an accident.

Media Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Get Fair Compensation for Injured Office Workers

Our dedicated Media Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello can help you understand your rights as an injured employee. For more information about your case and for a free consultation, contact us online or call us at (610) 892-4940. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients throughout Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, and West Chester.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
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Including but not limited to
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For Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases, we have a contingency fee based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. We will not charge you any fee unless and until we settle your case, prevent the loss of your benefits or obtain benefits for you. 

For Family Law clients, we understand that financial difficulties often accompany divorce and other family law issues. Ask us about our reasonable and competitive hourly rates for your situation. 

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
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Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!

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