Surprising hazards in the office
If you are working in an office job, you should try to be as aware as possible about the potential hazards around you, as thinking that you are safer in an office environment can actually cause you to have an accident at work in Kirkcaldy and Dysart. If you feel completely safe and protected in an office environment then you will not be as aware of what you are doing every day, and may leave yourself open to possible hazards.
One of the things to think about is what is in your office that may cause an accident at work in Kirkcaldy and Dysart and what you can do to avoid this. Here are some of the more surprising items in your office which can and have caused an accident at work in Kirkcaldy and Dysart in the past.
- Open plan layouts. Although this may not seem dangerous, the high noise levels and being surrounded by people all day long can cause issues with both your hearing and your mental well being, much more than being in a more private office.
- Germs. Everyone has heard of the study which concluded that your office keyboard can carry more germs than a toilet seat, but this hazard goes throughout the office. If even one co-worker doesn’t wash their hands regularly, these germs can spread through the office in moments.
- The air. If you work in an air conditioned office environment, you are actually at risk from the air around you, which is stale and recycled, carrying any germs and infections around the building to you.
- Computer screens. These carry a risk of eyesight strain and can lead to headaches, blurred vision and dry eyes which make it more difficult to work each day. The only thing you can do to avoid these symptoms is to take plenty of breaks away from the computer.
How to claim compensation for your accident at work in Kirkcaldy and Dysart
If you have had an accident in the office, then you may want to consider making a claim for compensation against your employer. You will only be able to make a claim if you can prove that your accident at work in Kirkcaldy and Dysart was the fault of your employer, or caused by their negligence, so be aware that you will need to prove this before you move forward.
If you do decide to go ahead with a claim then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident and find out whether or not they think you have a good case for compensation. If you decide to proceed after this phone call (although you are under no obligation to), experienced injury lawyers will take over and handle your case for you.
Date Published: 15th May 2014
Author: David Brown