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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 safely use a stapler

    Accidents at work occur across every sector, in every profession. When you work in an office role doing the nine to five each day, you would be forgiven for thinking that your position is relatively risk-free. Yet, in fact, office workers are at risk of occupational injuries too, and knowing how to safely use a stapler can reduce this danger.

    Getting to grips with how to safely use a stapler

    Most people would assume that they know how to safely use a stapler, but very few people do operate the item of stationery as is intended. To safely use a stapler, you should ensure that it is on a flat surface, such as a work desk. You should not lift the stapler into your hand. Align your papers against a wall, and press the stapler down at a 45 degree angle in the top left corner, to reduce bulk when turning pages.

    You should also take note of the page capacity indicated on each box of staples. Typically this is usually around 20 pages. If you attempt to fasten any more than this, you will not be using the stapler correctly, applying too much pressure.

    What happens if you don’’t safely use a stapler

    In the case that you don’’t safely use a stapler, you could be subject to a few different occupational injuries. For example, it is not uncommon to staple your finger or pinch your hand in the back of the device.

    Rather than pushing down on the stapler on a flat surface, consistently using a stapler in your hand can cause debilitating repetitive strain injuries.

    Claiming compensation for accidents at work

    If you have been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

    When you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer injury or illness due to your employer’’s negligence, they can therefore be held liable for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

    Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. For more information, speak with one of our advisors today. Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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