If you work in an office, you probably use stationery on a daily basis without giving accidents or injuries a second thought. What could possibly go wrong when you’re using a stapler, right? It may seem unlikely that you’d get injured at the office, but using stationery can pose risks. Here are 3 stationery items which cause accidents.
Top 3 stationery items which cause accidents
You may think your desk is a safe haven, but these stationery items which cause accidents may be to blame for office injuries:
- Paper: you may think that there are absolutely no risks attached to using sheets of paper or envelopes, but you’d be wrong. If you’ve ever had a paper cut before, you’ll know that the size of the cut doesn’t matter. Even if the mark is minute, this kind of cut can be very painful. If you have a laceration of any kind, there may also be a risk of infection. It’s very unlikely that a cut will become infected, but it’s wise to keep it clean and use a plaster just in case.
- Drawing pins: drawing pins are dangerous for an obvious reason: they are sharp. It’s relatively easy to stab yourself with a pin when you’re trying to stick something on the wall and we all know how painful it can be if you stand on a pin by mistake.
- Stapler: when you’re stapling something, make sure you pay attention to what you’re doing and keep your fingers well clear. Take extra care with staple guns, and press firmly into the wall to prevent the staple from flying off.
Claiming compensation for office accidents
If you work at an office, you may assume that the risk of workplace injuries is very low. However, office accidents do happen. If you’ve been injured at the office or you’ve been involved in an accident at work, there is a chance that you may be able to claim work accident compensation. If your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you have a right to claim compensation. For your work injury claim to be successful, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault for the incident. If you have evidence to support your office accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 4, 2017
Author: Accident Advice