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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

    A tidy office is a safe office


    You might think that an office is a fairly safe place to work and in comparison with working in a building site or in a warehouse, you’d be right. However, there are hazards in any workplace, including offices, which can lead to accidents and many of these hazards can be avoided by keeping your office clean and tidy.

    Causes of office accidents

    You’d be surprised how many accidents can occur in an office due to an untidy setup – here are some of the most common causes of office accidents:

    • Slips, trips or falls – this can be due to loose cables stretched across the floor or walkways and offices obstructed with boxes, files or other hazards. Loose floor tiles are also a major cause of slips and trips at work as are wet surfaces caused by spillages
    • Scalds and burns – these can be caused by a slip, trip or fall where the individual in question is carrying hot liquid such as tea or coffee
    • Falls from height – climbing a stepladder or on a chair to reach files that are high up could lead to a fall from height, particularly if the ladder or chair is on an unstable surface
    • Electrical hazards – spilling drinks on your desk onto computers or electrical equipment could lead to an accident
    • Accidents involving office equipment – if office equipment such as printers and photocopiers is not well maintained, accidents can occur

    As you can see, an office can be a risky place to work if not kept tidy and clean. This is why it’s important to make sure you put things away and keep your office tidy and free from hazards which could lead to an accident.

    Claiming compensation for an accident at the office

    If you’re injured in an accident at work and you believe somebody else is to blame, you could consider claiming compensation. You’ll need to prove your accident was directly caused by your employer’s negligence and in order to do this, hiring the services of a personal injury lawyer is a great idea. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and you can call us today for confidential advice on claiming or to begin the process. We’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and our patron, Esther Rantzen, who you may know from TV, highly recommends our services. Our freephone helpline is open 24/7 and one of our expert advisors is waiting to take your call today.

    Date Published: February 23, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.