Occupational Injuries Associated with Computer Use
The old adage “everything in moderation” is perhaps nowhere so necessary to bear in mind as in the grind of the 40 + hour workweek. Our national culture places a premium on hard work and a willingness to bear the physically and mentally taxing demands of employment.
The unfortunate reality is that prolonged exposure to some things in the workplace and the repetitive performance of the same tasks can create a significantly heightened risk of occupational injuries and illness. With the increased prevalence of computer use as an essential component of many positions, the health risks of excessive computer use are being drawn into focus.
If your occupational computer use has caused you to suffer injury or illness then it may be possible for you to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are designed to cover the costs of medical care, rehabilitative therapy, and wages lost due to time missed as a consequence of your work-related injury. Contact the Des Moines office injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Health Risks Tied to Intensive Computer Use
There may not seem to be anything particularly dangerous about a computer, especially as compared to something like a piece of heavy machinery or a power tool. But just because the dangers of computer use may be more subtle does not mean that they are any less real. Some computer-related health risks include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglionic cysts
- Severe neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Eye strain
- Heightened risk of some forms of cancer
- Mercury poisoning
Our firm is prepared to help you with all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim from the initial filing to litigation of a claim if that should be necessary. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600 for more information.