Accommodations for Back Injuries
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An office worker asks about reasonable accommodations for a back injury.
I work in an office, doing data entry, filing, keyboarding, paperwork, and similar tasks. I was recently in a car accident and injured my back. Although I am mobile, it hurts me to be in any position for a long period of time. Lifting, reaching, and pulling are also painful. My job doesn't require heavy lifting or physical labor, but sitting at my desk, pulling and replacing files, and even reaching for necessary items on my desk are all difficult now. I'm hopeful that my condition will improve. In the meantime, are there any reasonable accommodations my employer can provide to help me out?