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Back Pain and Office Ergonomics (Part 2)

Concluding our two-part blog Back Pain and Office Ergonomics, here we will take a more in-depth look at some specific office ergonomics that can be instituted to help relieve workers’ back pain and, ideally, reduce their risk of developing potentially crippling repetitive stress injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome).

Check out this table for an easy guide on office ergonomics that apply to posture, the back and workers’ overall wellbeing.

Stressed Area of the Body

Ideal Position

Ergonomic Tools/Equipment

Back

Sitting up straight, with the greater part of one’s back up against the back of the chair (i.e., not slouching)

–   Chairs with adjustable back support that can support the lumbar spine

–   Foot stools that can support the feet if a person’s feet don’t touch the ground

 

Shoulders

Held back and relaxed (i.e., not rolled forward and/or held up tensely closer to the ears)

The same ergonomic tools that can help relieve stress on the back can also be effective for properly positioning the shoulders.

Wrists

Holding the wrists straight and softly being able to rest the hand on the mouse

–  Keyboard wrist supports that prop up the wrists

–  Mouse devices that are curved to support the hand and wrist more effectively

Legs

Positioning the legs so that they are at a 90-degree angle with the body and so that the feet are squarely rested on the floor

–  Foot stools that support the feet, especially for people whose feet don’t touch the ground

Workers who have developed serious back injuries or other repetitive stress injuries in the course of performing their jobs are encouraged to contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick to learn more about their rights and options for compensation.

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick

If you have sustained a workplace injury and are considering (or in the process of) filing a workers’ compensation claim, you cannot rely upon your employer or insurance companies to look out for your best interests. In fact, both your employer and insurance companies will be more focused on their own bottom lines instead of your current and future wellbeing. This can make the system adversarial for injured workers and potentially even put them in situations in which their legitimate workers’ compensation claims are undercut or even flat-out denied.

In such cases, it’s essential that injured workers contact the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and financial losses. For a thorough evaluation of your case, along with expert advice on the best manner in which to move forward, call us at (303) 447-2644.

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