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Good News for Office Employees: You May be Able to Prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries

Posted Dennis Kergick on Oct 28, 2014 in Workers' Compensation

If you are a writer in York or a receptionist in Lancaster, you’re likely to spend many hours in front of a computer. Your fingers, forearms, and wrists work hard as you type for long periods of time. After a while, they may begin to hurt.

Repetitive stress injuries occur when parts of the body move in the same manner over and over again in a short period of time. Examples of repetitive stress injuries include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis. These ailments are painful and can even be disabling.

Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries

No one wants to become hurt on the job or because of his or her duties. By taking these steps, you may be able to prevent suffering from such an injury:

  • Use voice recognition software. Voice recognition software allows you to speak into the computer to perform your tasks. Instead of having to risk injuring your fingers and wrists, you can simply talk and the software enters the words into your document for you.
  • Shortcuts. If you have a repetitive stress injury in your hands and wrists, you may find it difficult to use a mouse. You may be able to eliminate the need for the use of a mouse by implementing keyboard shortcuts.
  • Alter your keyboard. Use “sticky keys” on your keyboard when typing to reduce the amount of work your fingers have to do. You may also use predictive text to cut down on unnecessary keystrokes. Lastly, your keyboard may feature adjustment options that can make typing more comfortable.

We May Be Able to Help

If you are interested in receiving workers’ compensation, the attorneys of Schmidt Kramer may be able to help. Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call to speak with an experienced lawyer about your situation and find out what we may be able to do for you.

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