Accident solicitor in Aultbea cases
When you think of offices, you do not usually think of them as being dangerous places (unless your name happens to be John McClane). However, accidents in the office do happen and every single year thousands of compensation claims relating to office accidents are put forward. This is partly down to the amount of time we spend in the office; the more time you spend in a particular environment, the more likely it becomes that you are going to have an accident there.
The majority of all accidents in the office can very easily be avoided by taking the correct safety precautions and using equipment correctly and appropriately. Having a degree of common sense about you cannot hurt either (though not using it just might one day).
There are a number of common office accident types that employers and employees should be aware of and familiarise themselves with so that they can both help to prevent them.
Take a look at the information below; if you have suffered an injury due to an accident like the ones detailed then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim Accident Advice Helpline, your number one choice for accident solicitor in Aultbea.
Types of accidents in the office – Accident solicitor in Aultbea
- Back injuries resulting lifting heavy objects – workers who regularly lift heavy objects should be trained on how to do so safely; back injuries can be a serious matter, and long-term injuries are commonly the result of accidents in the office.
- Slips and trips – the most common accidents in the office, slips and trips are often caused by wires or unexpected obstacles in corridors and gangways, or wet and slippery floors. There are simple ways to prevent slips and trips, such as wrapping any trailing wires with widely available cable tidies
- RSI, or repetitive strain injury, can be caused by repetitive typing movements without taking breaks, or bad ergonomic planning in the office. The symptoms of typing-related RSI include bursts of pain in the wrists and hands, and a feeling of weakness in the affected area.
- Electric shocks caused by badly wired or untested electrical equipment. All electrical equipment must be thoroughly tested before use and at regular intervals. These tests should only ever be carried out by certified personnel
If the type of office accident that caused your injury is not listed here, you don’t have to worry, the chances are we can still help you claim compensation, as long as the accident was not the fault of the claimant.
The accident should also have not occurred more than three years before the claim date. You can give us call on our freephone number (which is at the top of this screen), or you can fill out our simple claim form online.
Date Published: 30th June 2013
Author: David Brown