Many people work in some kind of office environment. Many businesses need people working in office roles to ensure all the tasks are done on a daily basis. While some offices are much larger than others, they all have to be safe to work in. This means those in charge must ensure health and safety rules are followed at all times so no one is in any danger of being hurt while at work.
Preventable office accidents are generally quite rare but there are occasions when things go wrong and people receive injuries as a result. For example cables might be left out in the open so they become tripping hazards. A simple fall could result in cuts, bruising and possibly even broken bones. This is just one example of what might happen.
How could preventable office accidents change the way you live?
A minor injury will only be an inconvenience for a short time, but a bigger injury will be a problem for much longer. For example you might trip over a hazard of some kind that results in you hurting your back. This injury could be quite serious in that it aggravates an existing injury or creates a new one. If it cannot be resolved quickly you might suffer problems with it and backache for some time to come.
Accident Advice Helpline does hear from people who have been hurt in office accidents that could have been prevented. The need to adhere to health and safety rules is vital, and it can make all the difference between being injured and avoiding an injury completely.
What can be done to improve the situation?
It should be noted that the majority of offices are perfectly safe to work in and most people do not have any problem with injuries of this kind.
Office health and safety is vitally important and for the most part potential hazards are identified and coped with so there is no danger at all for those who work there.
However if you have been injured and you know you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
If you call us on 0800 689 0500 you can find out whether you have a chance to make a successful compensation claim with our help. We could put you in touch with a lawyer now.
Date Published: August 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Office accident claims