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Working from home because of COVID-19? You're still covered by workers' compensation insurance

Posted by Robert Scott | Sep 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Short post tonight, but really important.

A lot of people are working from home and often under less than ideal circumstances. Using a laptop on the kitchen counter. No ergonomic desk or chair or keyboard. It's not healthy.

This can lead to sore necks, shoulders, backs, etc. Or, it can lead to more serious and long lasting injuries.

Even if you're working from home, I think that employers should provide you a safe workplace and that includes a desk, chair and ergonomically correct computer set up. If you think that your work area at home is not ergonomically correct, you must notify your supervisor immediately.

If you think that working at home is hurting you or you are having symptoms and/or pain, you must tell your supervisor immediately. You have to ask to file a an injury You have to ask what healthcare provider you should see about your injuries and then you should ask for an ergonomically correct setup at your work station. Please see my previous posts about what to do if you think you've been injured at work.

If you feel that you're not getting the correct response from your employer, call me or another workers' compensation lawyer.

My phone is 505 292-8836.


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Robert Scott

“One of the most experienced workers' compensation attorneys in New Mexico.” After graduating from high school in New York, I attended the College of William & Mary on an ROTC scholarship and earned a degree in Spanish. I served four years in the United States Army as an infantry lieutenant.


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