Coping with Computers
Since the 1980s, advances in computer technology and an increased reliance on the capacities of the resulting devices have radically reshaped American culture. This is readily apparent in both the home and the workplace. It is estimated that more than 80% of US workers have at least some prolonged interaction with computers during the course of the workday. That number is only bound to increase as more tasks begin to be managed with the use of local software and the virtual environments enabled by the Internet.
As helpful as these developments may have been for increasing efficiency and reducing costs, working with computers comes with an increased risk for employees. If you have sustained a workplace injury or developed an occupational illness due to your workplace computer use, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311. We can help you recover the benefits that you may be due.
Although computers have become an integral part of life for many individuals, this has largely occurred without full consideration of the dangers associated with working with or in close proximity to these devices. Now that we have passed a point of no return and computer use will only continue to grow, it is important that you monitor your own environment and computer usage to reduce the risk of developing an injury or illness. Some of the potential hazards you may face include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain and tension
- Retinal damage
- Mercury poisoning
You may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your computer-related injury or illness if it is attributable to the tasks associated with your employment. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311.