As you can probably imagine, repetitive strain injury is a common injury that occurs in the workplace for tech workers.
The job involves spending a lot of time working on a computer (typing and using a mouse) as well as on smartphones and devices. This can easily lead to injuries such as carpal tunnel and also injuries associated with poor posture.
Outside of repetitive strain, here are some other tech-related workplace injuries.
Slips, trips and falls
This one is common to every workplace.
For tech workers, there’s often a lot of computer equipment around and sometimes in quite small, confined spaces. This increases the risk of tripping over cords and wires that haven’t been secured properly. There may also be boxes and pieces of equipment that have not been put away which make for trip hazards in the workplace.
Eye strain or computer vision syndrome
Looking at a computer or smart device all day long can cause significant eye strain or even computer vision syndrome.
In cases where this gets bad enough, some workers find themselves unable to carry out their job and needing to take time off. The impact can be requiring the worker to wear glasses or even surgery. In the worst-case scenarios, it can result in permanent visual damage. In the circumstances, there may be a viable claim for workers’ compensation.
Work-related injuries can vary in seriousness. It can mean taking a few days off or it could result in no longer being able to work at all. Filing a claim for workers’ compensation can give you the financial support you need while you’re out of work.