The most dangerous office items
No one would class working in an office as a dangerous job, or expect to have an accident at work in Cumbernauld when they are working from an office, but offices pose just as many risks as other jobs. In fact office jobs can be even more dangerous than more obviously hazardous jobs, because the people working in jobs are less concerned about health and safety. There are far fewer health and safety rules and regulations in an office, and people aren’t thinking about what they are doing as carefully, which can cause you to have an accident at work in Cumbernauld.
If you do have an accident at work in Cumbernauld and feel that it was the fault of your employer rather than any fault of your own, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get help working out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, offering you advice and support from friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you to decide whether to proceed or not. If you do decide to move forward with a claim after your initial phone call, you will work with an experienced injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
It is usually the case with an accident at work in Cumbernauld that you will not want to have to face your employer in court, and luckily your injury lawyer will work on your behalf meaning that you shouldn’t have to attend any court hearings.
- Filing cabinets. This can also apply to any type of filing or shelving unit. These items are heavy and can have sharp edges and if someone is not paying attention they can cause very serious and painful injuries. Making sure that filing cabinets are closed properly and kept in plain sight from anywhere in the office can prevent these injuries.
- Chairs. The wrong type of chair can cause you serious and even permanent damage if you use it for too long. You should be working at a proper computer chair all day, and one which is set up to be the right height and distance from your desk to avoid lower back pain.
- Paper. Strangely enough, paper can be one of the major causes of accidents in offices. Although a paper cut may be small, then can be very painful and even quite deep, and on top of this if you get an infection from a cut this can lead to serious problems. Always be careful when dealing with stacks of paper not to drag your hands along the stack.
- Photocopiers. Although on their own not particularly dangerous, the chemicals used inside photocopiers can be very toxic, and working close to the excessive light given off by a photocopier can be harmful to the eyes.
Date Published: 15th May 2014
Author: David Brown