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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The consequences of poor office safety practices


    Have you ever thought about the consequences of poor office safety practices? An office would normally be viewed as a relatively safe place to work, and yet there have been isolated incidents where people have been injured while working in this very environment. As such, it is a good idea to consider whether the proper safety measures are in place in every office, no matter how big or small it happens to be.

    There are many things that might be viewed as being unsafe in some way. For example, overcrowding could well be one of them. With lots of people crammed into a small space, there will naturally be more desks and chairs, not to mention other personal items as well. To this end, there is a real chance someone may be injured because they tripped over something that was left untidily on the floor.

    What else could happen?

    Office safety that doesn’t meet the required standards can cause many different problems. For example, electrical equipment should be checked regularly to ensure it poses no potential dangers in terms of electrocution, perhaps caused by exposed wires or overloaded systems.

    Another potential danger comes in the shape of poor housekeeping. This covers the need to maintain and clean the office on a regular basis. If this is not done, the office can very quickly become cluttered and unclean. Spillages on the floor could lead to slips and falls, while trailing leads could result in people tripping over.

    Have you seen the consequences of poor office safety practices?

    You may already know only too well how these practices could affect you as an individual working in that environment. For example, you may be in a position where you have been injured while working in an office. If this is the case, you should consider whether someone else may have caused that accident to happen.

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    Finding evidence of negligence to support such a claim may not always seem easy. Yet regardless of whether it is or not, you can get expert no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline, simply by calling 0800 689 0500. We are here to help you find out whether a compensation claim is warranted. We can handle the case on your behalf, with the help of one of our lawyers. Make sure you get in touch today to find out more about us.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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