Although an office may not seem to be a dangerous workplace all workplaces can be dangerous if the Health and Safety at Work regulations are not adhered to. True, offices are not as dangerous to work in as farms, oil or gas rigs and so on, but accidents can and do happen in them.
Typical accidents in offices
Slips, trips and falls are the most common of all accidents and can happen everywhere, including in offices.For example, some offices have cables over the floor and although this contravenes regulations, you do have to take care, especially if you are visiting an office on another floor to the one you work in. However if you do trip over wires, and so on, you probably have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. Also there shouldn’t be any obstacles on the floor – including files, boxes of paper and so on. Any liquid spilled on a hard floor should be cleaned up immediately.
All electrical equipment in an office should be regularly checked and well maintained to prevent electric shocks or burns. All members of staff should receive proper training in how to use such office items as photocopiers, printers etc.
You should have ladders to climb if you have to reach a high place, perhaps to get extra paper or to put away files. You should never put a chair on a table as this is extremely dangerous.
There have been incidences of people who work in offices coming into contact with asbestos and later being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. Another work-related illness which may occur in offices is repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Accident solicitor in Blackheath
If you have had any accident which could not have been your fault, then you might be looking for an accident solicitor in Blackheath in your local phone directory, or looking for one in your locality. You may have looked for an accident solicitor in Blackheath online in which case you could have noticed the name, Accident Advice Helpline.
Although we are not listed under accident solicitor in Blackheath or elsewhere, we will be able to advise you. That is because we are a law firm with a team of specialist accident solicitors who work nationwide. We have the expertise and experience you need to represent you if you have a case for claiming personal injury compensation. We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you don’t have to pay a penny upfront.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and find out more about us? While you are on the landing page, take the thirty second test to find out how much compensation you might receive if your claim is successful. Bear in mind though that this is an estimate as no one can be sure how much you might be awarded.
You might then want to call us on one of our numbers, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us at any time of day or night, every day of the week.
Date Published: 17th June 2013