Working as a receptionist can involve all manner of tasks during the average day. Not only do a wide variety of businesses require receptionists, you can expect to do many different things as well. Helping visitors, managing bookings or orders and handling information and enquiries that come in by phone or email as well as in person will all be included, not to mention many other tasks as well.
While it is uncommon for companies such as Accident Advice Helpline to handle receptionist injury compensation claims, this doesn’t mean accidents don’t occasionally happen. For example, the area in which you work should always be safe in every respect. If this isn’t the case, you could be injured and therefore, have a chance to claim compensation.
What might happen in this instance?
The reception area should be thought out in such a way as to be presentable, welcoming and also safe for everyone to use. For example the floor area should be clean and free from tripping hazards, so none of the receptionists have any chance of tripping or falling over. Similarly the desk should be set at an acceptable height and ergonomic chairs should ideally be provided. This will prevent any chance of repetitive strain injury or tendonitis or a similar condition from developing as a result of poor working practices.
As you can see, not all injuries occur because of a sudden accident that might happen in the workplace. In some cases an injury can develop over time if the working environment allows this to happen. If your employer does nothing to deal with a condition like this, you could have a stronger chance of winning receptionist injury compensation.
Working in a good environment
As a receptionist you have a right to work in an environment that is safe and does not pose any potential danger to you. Thankfully, this will be the case in most instances. However, there could be occasions when you are not always as safe as you are entitled to be at work, and you are injured as a result.
If you call Accident Advice Helpline on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500, you have an opportunity to determine whether your injury could warrant compensation. Make sure you call now if you can – you have three years in which to make a claim if you can do so.