Accidents at construction sites and other locations where heavy machinery and equipment are used can be traumatic and life-threatening. When San Mateo residents think about work-related incidents their minds may immediately drift to accidents happening in these types of environments. Although serious worker injuries do occur in areas where construction and industrial work are done, serious incidents can affect workers in offices and other indoor places of employment.
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, office workers can and are seriously hurt in falls while on the job. While it may not seem that individuals who work in offices would have much reason to be in situations where they could take significant falls, falls happen and inflict problematic injuries on those who are unfortunate enough to suffer them.
For example, office workers are often the victims of trips and slips while at work. Whether their furniture is poorly arranged or they have too many things piled up on their floors, workers can take serious falls when they stumble over objects that are in their paths. Additionally, office workers suffer injuries when they fall off of furniture, such as when they reach too far and slip from a chair or fall off of a desk that they climbed on to reach a high-placed object.
Office workers are hurt in falls and these accidents are not uncommon. When they are injured by on the job incidents office workers should know that they have rights. Workers' compensation may be available to them and may provide them with a means to support themselves as they recuperate from their injuries.