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Working at home injury claims set to skyrocket during coronavirus crisis

Working at home injury claims set to skyrocket during coronavirus crisis - Health Space Clinics

People working from home on the dining table or slouched on the couch over a laptop on a coffee table amid a tangle of electric cables snaking around the floor are expected to trigger “a tsunami” of work-related injury claims over the next two months.

More than 60 per cent of Australia’s office staff are now operating from home during the COVID-19 pandemic – and most in markedly less-than-ideal conditions.

Chiropractor Dr Alex Hopwood, from Health Space clinics, are seeing clients who are working remotely coming to them with lower back pain and neck strain.

Hopwood says many are sitting on couches and working on coffee tables at the same level and so are hunching over laptops. Some are spending hours looking down at screens, or are on hard chairs with no lumbar support while working at kitchen tables.

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