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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."

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    How a crushing accident in an office may occur


    How a crushing accident in an office may happen

    Crushing accidents can be caused by all kinds of mishaps. You could, for example, get your fingers trapped and crushed in a slamming door. Other incidents likely to cause a crushing accident in an office may include:

    • Slips and trips causing heavy objects (computers, shelving, etc.) to be dislodged and falling on top of you
    • Insecure shelving or desktops collapsing (again causing you to be injured by falling objects)
    • Electrical fires or explosions causing flying objects or collapsing walls/ceilings to hit you or fall on you

    Slipping or tripping while carrying heavy loads could also cause crushing injuries to your legs or feet.

    Office crushing accidents

    Like all accidents at work, most crushing accidents in offices can and should be prevented by employers by ensuring:

    • Doors cannot slam unexpectedly
    • Pathways and flooring, in general, are kept dry and free of potential trip hazards (clutter, wiring, uneven/loose flooring, and so on)
    • Shelving and other office furniture is properly secured and maintained in a good, safe condition
    • Office equipment is regularly checked and, if necessary repaired or replaced immediately to prevent injuries by electrocution, fires and explosions
    • Employees are trained in the correct use of equipment and safe working and manual handling procedures

    Employees can help to prevent injuries at work by:

    • Working in accordance with provided training
    • Keeping flooring free of clutter and clearing up spills immediately
    • Reporting defective or otherwise insecure equipment/items of furniture immediately

    If you sustained an injury in a crushing accident in an office and someone else was responsible for your accident, you may qualify for work injury compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Our in-house legal team has more than 15 years’ experience in conducting work injury claims. Boasting an impeccable track record, we can:

    • Provide you with helpful advice on claiming compensation
    • Help you establish who was liable for your injury at work
    • Gather all necessary evidence to support your claim

    Working for you on a no-win, no-fee basis, we can also bring your claim to a swift and hassle-free conclusion. You can get compensation advice and/or enlist our assistance today by having an informal, no-obligation chat with one of our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: March 5, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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