Workers’ Compensation for Office Workers
Work comp and injury lawyers ready to represent office workers
If you have been hurt working an office job, the system of reporting your injury and being compensated can be difficult especially since many office injuries involve repetitive trauma. The attorneys at Rubens & Mulholland have extensive experience in litigating and negotiating settlements in cases representing office workers.
If you’re an office worker that has been injured at work – we’re here to take your case.
Top workers’ compensation settlements for office workers
Below are some of our notable settlements that we’ve obtained for our clients who are factory workers.
- $225,000.00 for an insurance adjuster who suffered from bilateral carpal tunnel without surgery (paid after initial trial in which causation was found).
- $176,000.00 for an office worker with an operated bilateral carpal tunnel.
- $165,000.00 for a collection supervisor with an operated bilateral carpal tunnel.
- $130,000.00 for an office worker with operated carpal tunnel syndrome.
- $100,000.00 for an office worker with non-operated tendonitis.
- See a full list of our work comp settlements and verdicts.
Let’s get to work on your case – get a free consultation with our work comp attorneys today.
Carpal tunnel syndrome and work comp for office workers
Many office workers suffer from carpal tunnel as a result of repetitive typing or computer work. It is important that you have an attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced handling this type of claim. A good attorney can advocate that your office duties were a causative factor in the development of your carpal tunnel syndrome.
The most common injury sustained by office workers is carpal tunnel syndrome. Insurance companies are desperately trying to reduce the amount of carpal tunnel syndrome claims made. They often try to blame carpal tunnel on other factors rather than work such as obesity, smoking, gender, post-menopause and diabetes.
We have successfully represented many employees who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome including:
- Collection Agents
- Factory workers
- Even a workers’ compensation insurance adjuster!
We can help you learn about your benefits if you’ve developed carpal tunnel at work
Remember: even if your employer or their insurance company retains a paid expert doctor to say that your carpal tunnel syndrome is not work-related it does not necessarily mean you do not have a case.
As long as work is a causative factor, the injury is generally covered under the Illinois workers’ compensation act. This is true even if the employee has several of the intrinsic risk factors listed above that predispose them to carpal tunnel syndrome. Get the benefits you’re entitled to >
If you are not able to return to a former job that involves repetitive motion you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation at the expense of your employer or their insurance company.
If you must change careers and earn less money you may qualify for payments for this loss in wages. This may very well increase the settlement value of your case or the amount you are awarded at trial. Rubens & Mulholland have had extensive experience in litigating and negotiating settlements in these types of cases whether the injury be carpal tunnel syndrome, RSD, or a variety of other injuries.
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If you are an office worker or secretary who has been injured in the course of your work, contact us today for a free consultation.