Have you been injured in some way while working in an office? Lots of people assume offices are pretty safe places to work in. For the most part this is perfectly true. However it would be unwise to assume an office is perfectly safe at all times, because there can be potential hazards that might lead to injuries occurring, either quickly or over time.
Injuries that may occur gradually could include such things as carpal tunnel syndrome and even back problems. These tend to crop up when people are using computers without having the appropriate office furniture that will make them comfortable to use.
For example those with hand or wrist problems should have a proper set-up that provides them with a comfortable place to type without causing themselves pain or injury. A proper desk, set at the right height, complete with a comfortable chair, can go a long way to preventing backache and other similar injuries related to poor posture.
What about more immediate injuries?
You might also consider seeking office injury compensation if you have an accident that causes an instant injury. For example you may be asked to take a stationery order in and sort it out, only to be injured when picking up a number of boxes. If you did not receive manual handling training to help in this respect, you could be entitled to office injury compensation.
There are other examples where injuries might occur as well. Take a simple accident that could happen by tripping over computer cables that haven’t been properly tucked out of the way for example. This can be very painful and while it might seem like a simple fall you could break bones or otherwise damage your wrists, hands or knees, or even hit your head.
Could the injury have been prevented?
This is an important question and one you should know the answer to. Some accidents are no one’s fault – they are simply an accident and nothing more. However you could end up with injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence. If this is the case you could be struggling to recover from them.
Does this sound familiar to you? Call 0800 689 0500 to speak with someone at Accident Advice Helpline now. The call could lead to a compensation claim in the future if you have a strong case to make.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead