There are few things less anticipated than moving office. The amount of work that goes into relocating is immense and it often becomes very overwhelming. Injuries when moving office can cause serious long-term effects. Depending on your injury it may require you to take time off work. This would have a compounded effect which will also delay your office move.
Common injuries when moving office
There are a few common injuries when moving office. These range from strains, cuts and bruises to broken bones.
- Strained back or neck. You consider the fact that when you move office you often need to carry heavy boxes, furniture and other office paraphernalia. It’s not unheard of for people to pull muscles in their backs or necks as the strain of lifting heavy objects they’re not used to proves too much.
- Cuts, lacerations and broken bones. Tripping over objects that are left lying around or cables that are being removed can cause absent-minded office workers to trip and seriously hurt themselves. Carrying boxes downstairs and slipping on water or steps that don’t have adhesive strips can result in serious injuries as well.
- Head and back injuries. Slipping on wet floors where signs don’t indicate slippery surfaces can not only result in life-changing injuries like spinal cord or brain damage but leaves a company at risk of being sued for failure in their duty of care. Failing to ensure that surfaces are dry or are indicated as being slippery is negligent.
Claim for an injury suffered at work
Our role at Accident Advice Helpline is to provide useful information to either prevent injury or know what to do in the event that you get injured. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists and are well equipped to serve as your advisors. If it comes to it, if you’re injured and it’s not your fault, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
An injury suffered at work could be minor or serious enough to cause loss of funds and physiotherapy. If you have suffered an injury at work due to your company’s negligence or a co-worker’s carelessness, contact us by giving our 24/7 helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or taking a 30-second test. Despite common misconceptions, you often are not required to go to court as most claims can be processed over the phone.