Cyber Monday sales happens every December just after America’s Thanksgiving weekend. This event started in America but has since become popular in other countries. Whilst it is a safer event than those that happen in store as you do not have to shove or push your way through the crowds there are still certain things you need to be careful of to avoid injuries in the office or wherever you are.
What types of work injuries can be sustained during Cyber Monday?
You may not think that there are many work injuries to be sustained whilst on a computer trying to get that bargain in the sales. Although there are not many accidents at work risks there is one work injury in particular which could be sustained, repetitive strain injury.
In order to get that bargain online you may have to constantly refresh the page or continually press buttons to update details. If you repeat this movement a lot of times over a long time, this is when the risk of getting a repetitive strain injury increases.
How to help prevent an accident at work
If you work in an office there are several things you can do to avoid getting a repetitive strain injury both during Cyber Monday and any other time. First of all, make sure you take regular breaks from the computer screen. This will not only avoid any eye strain work injuries but will mean you are less likely to suffer from headaches.
Also, if you have to carry out the same movements for a prolonged period of time, try to take regular breaks from this to avoid sustaining a repetitive strain injury. If you can add different tasks to your day in between the repetitive movement this will allow certain muscles to rest and reduce the risk of a work injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
However if you have sustained a work injury whether during Cyber Monday or any other time 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 accident claims. With 15 years’ worth of experience, our team of lawyers will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.
To find out more about making a work injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.