Health and safety is something we are all familiar with, some of us more than others. If you have ever been injured as a result of poor office health and safety you will understand how difficult it can be to recover from an injury of this kind.
There could be situations where you are hurt through no fault of your own, simply because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or you were unlucky enough to come across an obstacle.
The whole idea of good health and safety is that it is in place to prevent things that might otherwise happen to hurt people. For example many areas and workplaces – offices included – might potentially have hazards in the vicinity that make it more difficult to work safely.
Examples of potential office hazards
One of the more common potential hazards that might crop up is loose or trailing cables. This makes it more likely someone will trip and get their foot caught up in those cables.
Other potential problems might occur in terms of safely using the equipment that is provided.
Poor office health and safety could actually put the lives of some people in danger if the risks are not gauged and risk assessments are not performed whenever required.
Accident Advice Helpline has come across many cases where people have received injuries that were caused through a lack of health and safety in the workplace.
It is vitally important to make sure this does not happen because it can cause ongoing health problems in some cases.
Have you suffered from an accident in the last three years?
Knowing whether or not that accident could have been prevented is tough and sometimes difficult to work out. However you can find yourself in a situation where you might be wondering whether someone else was to blame for your injuries.
It is always worth getting professional advice in this sense because it could make all the difference to you.
If you want to find out whether you have a chance to make a claim, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Our number is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and you can get through to our experienced team of advisers who will be ready to help you with any questions you may have. Make sure you get no-obligation advice today.
Date Published: August 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen