The number of individuals who work from home has increased by 140% since 2005, as 4.3 million people in the US today work from home at least half the time, according to SmallBizGenius’s 2020 round-up of remote work statistics. However, this increased popularity in working from the comfort of one’s home brings unique workers’ compensation-related issues to the forefront.
“The challenges that we see are many, and they start with simple ergonomics. It’s difficult for an employer to ensure that the ergonomics of the space that the employee is working from when they’re working from home are going to help versus hurt,” said Matt Zender, AmTrust Financial Services’ senior vice president of workers’ compensation strategy. “Many times, the employer is hesitant or simply unable to look at the workspace that the employee is working in.”
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