Injured, But Keen To Get Back To Work? Get A Standing Desk


Injured, But Keen To Get Back To Work? Get A Standing Desk

Many injured workers want nothing more than to get back into the swing of ‘normality’. It can be hugely frustrating when you’re at home and perfectly capable of working, but can’t due to a physical injury. The most common work-related injuries are musculoskeletal (back, shoulder, neck, wrist etc.), but accidents that cause vision and hearing impairment are not unusual.

Injuries are often caused by random incidents, but some of the more prevalent work-related injuries are derived from overexertion, slipping / tripping, repetitive motion, falling objects, vehicle accidents and machine entanglement – to name a few.

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Returning to work following an accident or injury can be a daunting experience though. Your confidence might be down and you might even be worrying about whether or not you can still do your job. During the time you’ve been away, changes may have happened at work. Your colleagues may have changed roles or left the company, and there may be new faces on the team.

Below we have collated five reasons on why you should think about easing yourself back to work and how to go about it.

Helps kick-start your emotional recovery

The impact of a physical injury can sometimes be far more widespread than might appear to the outside world. Just to scratch the surface, physical injuries are commonly known to lead to depression, feelings of anxiety, inability to cope with change and diminished interpersonal skills.

Making the physical move back to work can help to expedite the emotional recovery as well. Hopefully, you will have a supportive employer who makes the transition back to the workplace a stress-free exercise. This might include a meeting to discuss how you feel about coming back, if / how your role might have changed following your absence, and how you can both go about managing that change.

Making the first step is often the hardest, but an encouraging employer, supportive team and regular routine is often all that you need to renew your confidence and pave the road to recovery.

Technologies today can support you

The technology available to workers who have suffered a work-place injury is extensive. For example, a standing desk can play a significant role in a work place committed to helping their workers. Sitting down for long periods at a time has significant long term impacts on posture, sore back, neck pain and stiff shoulders. Sitting at a desk, driving and a host of other modern-day habits, have all led to a weakening in our skeletal systems.

Numerous studies demonstrate the benefits of a standing desk as opposed to a standard sitting one. A standing desk is proven to strengthen the back, while sitting in a sedentary position for periods of time will not promote a speedy recovery. These ergonomic desks can be height adjusted in seconds from sit to stand using an ultra-quiet energy efficient motor.

Eases financial strain

financial strain

Following a traumatic accident, it’s perfectly normal for finances to no longer be a top priority. However, the reality is that your financial situation is likely to be affected following an absence from work. It’s a realistic consideration for many families, especially when so many rely on two incomes to support everyday finances.

Going back to work, even if it is part-time, can help contribute to the financial stability of your family, and provide some relief to household expenses and bills.

Ease family pressures

If you’re lucky enough to have a supportive family to help with the recovery process, there’s no doubt that you are in a fortunate position. While caring family and friends can play an instrumental role in a speedy recovery, the chances are that your accident had a significant emotional impact on them too.

The recovery process is one that you’re all going through together. Returning to work can help resolve any feelings of frustration at home and help to restore the balance.

Know what the law says about discrimination

The laws surrounding discrimination against injured employees do vary from state to state, and country to country, but generally speaking in the Western world it is illegal to discriminate against an injured employee.

It is really important to get to grips with your local legislation, so as to understand your entitlements and what your employer should be doing to help with the process of returning to work. For example, in Victoria, it is against the law to discriminate against an employee because of an injury or illness, including a work-related injury.

We want to help with the process of returning to work, and make the transition a smoother one. Get in touch to find out how.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.

Nickel 10/05/24

Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.