If you work in an office then you might think that you have less of a chance of being involved in accidents at work, because an office appears to be a much safer place to work than something like a construction site or warehouse.
However, it is just as likely that you will have an accident working in an office as a factory, and if you are injured in an accident which was not your fault you should be able to make accident and injury claims in Derby against your employer. However, it is always best to avoid these accidents in the first place, so here are some of the common causes of office accidents.
When you are working in an office you are working with lots of equipment which could pose a hazard to you if you are not careful. Computers often have long cables and wires which should be kept out of the way or they could pose a tripping hazard. Similarly, printers and other office equipment must be kept against the wall, with their wires out of the way of people walking around the office.
With lots of people working in an office, there is quite a high chance of spillages from cups of tea or coffee, or wet floors due to recent cleaning. Either way, a wet floor should be signposted so that employees know to avoid this area, or should be cleaned and dried as quickly as possible so as not to cause an accident.
It is not something that people think about right away, but office chairs can be quite dangerous for your health if they are not the right kinds of chairs. If you sit in a chair all day then you need one with proper back support or it could cause injury.
Making accident and injury claims in Derby
If you have been involved in an accident at work and feel that your employer was at fault for the accident, you should be able to make accident and injury claims in Derby more easily if you work with an experienced injury lawyer.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about making a claim and to find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial conversation but, if you do decide to go ahead, you will be passed over to an injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Date Published: 15th June 2015
Author: David Brown