Every day thousands of people head out to work in an office. Lots of companies and businesses have offices to handle a wide variety of tasks. Paperwork still has to be managed even in today’s world of computing, but however the work is done the office should always be safe to work in.
You might think an office environment would be a pretty safe place to be. This is true for the most part, but there are occasions when you might be more at risk than you think. Falling in an office isn’t something that happens every day, but some people have been hurt in accidents that have occurred in this manner. When this happens it can potentially lead to some uncomfortable injuries.
How might falls happen?
Often a fall will happen because something is wrong with the floor surface, or because a hazard has been in the way of the person who fell. For example, if your office is carpeted the carpet should be flat and well-laid, with no rips or tears in the surface. If this is not the case, and an area of the carpet has a tear in it, you could catch your shoe or foot in it and fall over. You could hurt your hands or hit your head on the way down.
In another example the flooring itself might be in excellent condition. However if there are potential tripping hazards present around the office, such as trailing cables and leads that have not been kept well out of the way of walkways, you could end up falling over those. Falling in an office can incur some unpleasant injuries. Even if they heal they could potentially lead to an inability to do your job or to do other daily tasks for a while.
Could you be in a position to claim?
The first thing you will think of in this situation is whether or not you have been injured. You may have been fortunate enough to get away without injuries. However if this is not the case you should alert your employer to what has occurred, and make sure it is recorded in the accident book.
Once you have sought any treatment required, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. This is the best way to find out whether a no win, no fee claim could be a possibility.