As workplaces go, one of the safest you could probably think of would be an office. After all, there wouldn’t be much in the way of dangers in there, surely? Unless of course you came across the potential consequences of an untidy office. In this situation, you could actually suffer some surprising injuries.
Every employer has a duty to follow the health and safety laws that are in place today. They exist for very good reasons, too – they are there to ensure fewer accidents and injuries happen in all workplaces, offices included.
What could happen in an untidy office?
The first thing that comes to mind is cables trailing all around the floor. Computers, printers and other similar pieces of office equipment all need power supplies. As such, the cables they are attached to should be carefully stowed out of the way so as not to cause a tripping hazard. Trips and falls can be more commonplace in offices if this particular piece of advice is not followed.
Other things can happen as well, if the office isn’t kept tidy. For example, an untidy office is likely to have paper and other items strewn around the floor. This could easily lead to slips, trips and falls, and any incident like this can potentially result in someone suffering a nasty accident. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to more serious things such as broken bones and even head injuries, if someone were to hit their head on the way down.
Focus on what you can do to move forward from your injuries today
The consequences of an untidy office may already be known to you. This could be because you’ve suffered an accident in an office within the past three years. Even if it happened a while back and your injuries have long since healed, there could still be a chance to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is in the best place to let you know whether that could be the case. Our free enquiry line is open right now for you to call, on 0800 689 0500. Our expert advisors can determine whether you have a reasonable chance of winning such a claim. If so, one of our lawyers could take on your claim on a no win, no fee basis. To find out more, try calling us now for more details.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead