The ergonomics in the work place is all linked to the efficiency of the company and of the worker in the office. If you work under the strain of poor ergonomics at work, it can potentially lead to a work injury, but could you claim?
Injuries caused by poor ergonomics at work
There are many different work accidents that can occur in the work place from poor ergonomics. If the work has a poor level of worker efficiency this could lead to shortcuts being taken which can easily lead to an accident at work.
One such shortcut that could easily lead to a work injury is the employee’s work station. This is a vital part to any office worker’s environment and is most likely where they will spend the majority of their time. Due to this. If it isn’t set up right then work injuries can be sustained.
All employee’s should fill out a work station questionnaire which checks that their work area is up to scratch and suitable for their needs. Work injuries can be sustained if the worker has to strain or stretch muscles consistently to work properly. This could be straining their neck to see their computer properly or not having the proper wrist support near the keyboard.
Do these types of work injuries, caused by poor ergonomics, class as a reason to claim?
The simple answer to this is yes. Due to the poor ergonomics of the workplace you may have sustained a painful work injury therefore, the company are at fault and are liable.
If you have sustained a work injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as accidents at work.
With years of experience our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact many clients are able to settle their claims without stepping foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a work injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone today. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much your accident at work claim could be worth.
Speak with us today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice