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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to adjust your work station to avoid any potential accidents


    The way you are sat, and the way you have your equipment arranged, at your work station is very important. The reason for this is because, if you are not sat correctly, or the work station has not been adjusted, then this is how work accident claims can occur. Here is our guide to setting up your workstation to avoid an accident at work.

    Adjust the seat at your work station to prevent an accident at work

    This may not seem important but the height of your chair does matter a lot. You need to make sure that the height you are at means you can still put your feet firmly on the floor, and that your arms do not have to stretch up or down to reach the keyboard. If the chair is not adjusted right then injury claims may occur, as it could cause back problems amongst many other health problems.

    Make sure your screens are the right level

    Most workplaces should have the moveable and adjustable screens to prevent accident at work injuries. If yours does you need to move them so if you are looking straight ahead when sitting down you should be looking near the top of your screen, as your normal sight will be on the screen. If your screens are not adjusted right this could cause such accident claims as neck problems as well as back.

    Adjust your keyboard

    This may seem a strange one but this is just as important as all the other tips. The best thing to do is to always put your keyboard on its legs so it is tilted, as it makes typing a lot easier. Also, if your keyboard does not properly support your wrists you you may want to invest in a wrist rest for the bottom of the keyboard. Constant activity involving any task can cause repetitive strain injury so take care of your wrists.

    But if after all this you have, or have had, an accident at work within the last 3 years, you may be able to make a claim . Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out how you can make a claim for compensation, and how much you could be eligible for either online by taking the compensation calculator test, or by talking to someone on the 24/7 advice line – 0800 689 0500.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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