I have a safe, reliable office job, but even in the office accidents can happen. Thankfully they are rare in an environment like this, but when accidents do happen, it gives me peace of mind to know that if something happened to me my worker’s compensation insurance -which my employer is required to provide by law– would cover me in the event of work related illness or injury.
After all, you never know what could happen. The other day, my desk mate, Penny was using her stapler to collate the new safety manual for the office when her phone rang. In what could have been a terrible disaster, the stapler flew out of her h and and nearly missed our supervisor, Bob. It was so close that he later said he felt it whizz by before he realized what happened. Thankfully it missed and he was fine. He started laughing and the whole office did too.
But it got me thinking, what if it hadn’t missed and it hit someone in the head? Those staplers can be pretty heavy. Or what if she had stapled her h and instead? That’s why I’m grateful for workman’s comp.