Safety is important in any job. This applies just as much to those who work in a mail office as it does to those who work in any other setting. It is the duty of the employer to assess all areas of the workplace and the duties of those working there. This will ensure any potential problems or safety issues that may arise are dealt with properly. Fewer people will therefore be at risk of injury.
Injured mail office staff are rarities, but this doesn’t mean nothing ever goes wrong. For example there are occasions when people are hurt because of a simple error. Let’s say paying-in slips or envelopes are left strewn over the floor for example.
It would be very easy to slip on these and experience a nasty fall as a result. This is just one instance of something that could so easily have been avoided.
How else could something result in injured mail office staff?
Staff might also be hurt if the mail office is robbed. While these instances are exceptionally rare it doesn’t mean they never happen. The employer should take all conceivable precautions to make sure their staff are not in any danger of this happening.
Mental health should be considered just as much as physical health. If you’ve been hurt in this type of situation you should definitely seek legal advice.
While these instances are rare, other more common injuries might happen, such as those mentioned above in the example about slipping over. Sitting on poorly-constructed chairs that cause backache or using a till constantly that results in repetitive strain injury – these are two other things that could potentially happen as well.
Whatever injury you have, seek advice
This is the most important thing to do. You should bring any injury, whether physical or mental, to the attention of your employer. They have a duty to investigate to see if they can help in any way. However this may or may not lead to a better result.
If you want proper legal advice, a call to Accident Advice Helpline is a good idea. Calling us now on 0800 689 0500 will incur no charge. With the potential for a no win, no fee claim, your best bet is to call us to see whether you could claim.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead