Neck injuries can be very painful. They may occur in a variety of situations, some of which may be confronted at work. Your first thought might involve an accident, perhaps while falling off a ladder or experiencing some other kind of fall or impact. However not all injuries occur in this dramatic way.
Office neck injuries are far more likely to occur simply by having the wrong sitting position or posture. You may be surprised at how much neck pain you could get simply by sitting incorrectly. While you may think of more dramatic injuries being the cause of neck pain, most cases are caused by poor posture.
How does this relate to office neck injury compensation?
That’s a good question. In reality, while an office is a fairly innocent place compared to the potential danger offered by some workplaces, you may still have the chance to incur injuries if you are not sitting in the proper way. If your work-space is not ergonomically designed, there could be a greater chance of injuries of this kind taking place.
In reality your employer must make sure they provide you with a work-space that will not cause you injury. It’s easy to think of an injury as something that happens suddenly. However in reality you could receive an injury to your neck that happens over time, simply because your work-space is not adequate.
When you realise you have a problem with your neck you should seek medical advice. This is particularly important in case your pain could be down to something else entirely. If you do indeed suspect your neck pain is caused by working in your office, you have a chance to contact your employer about it.
Does this mean you are entitled to claim office neck injury compensation?
You could do, yes. However it would depend on whether your employer was found negligent in this situation.
They should ensure you are provided with a desk and chair that are positioned correctly and do not cause you any pain or discomfort while using them. If you have asked for support in this way and you have not received it, compensation could be possible.
Call 0800 689 0500 to learn more from Accident Advice Helpline now. You may be able to make a claim with our help and support, so call for no-obligation advice now.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead