Ways your office can make you ill
Working in an office often feels like the safest way to avoid an accident at work in Livingston, but offices can cause accidents and illnesses just as much as any other type of job, if you aren’t aware of the dangers and doing what you can to avoid becoming ill or injured.
Even in an office job, there should be stringent health and safety rules and regulations to help you avoid an accident at work in Livingston as well as to stop employees from becoming ill as the result of their job, and thus claiming compensation from the company. If you haven’t been trained in your job or told about the health and safety regulations, your employer risks being on the receiving end of a compensation claim and having to pay out if you do have an accident at work.
Sitting at a desk
Something as simple as sitting at a desk all day can leave you with serious or even permanent damage, as the body isn’t built to be sitting in one rigid position for so long, day in, day out. The best way to avoid a serious musculoskeletal condition arising from sitting at your desk all day is to take lots of breaks and move around as much as possible during these. If your employer does not allow you sufficient breaks, you may have grounds for a claim.
Bad air quality
We spend more time at our jobs than we do anywhere else and, sadly, most of these jobs will be conducted in closed spaces with air conditioning. Although this can be pleasant in extreme weather conditions, the air available is stale, and less healthy than outside air. This air is also passed through the building time and time again, making exposure to illness and disease more serious. If you are made ill by air conditioning which has not been properly maintained, you may have a claim against your employer or whoever runs the building.
Many people working office jobs are doing too much over too many hours each day. The only way to beat the mental and physical toll of working too hard is to not allow yourself to work as much and make sure you always go home when the end of the day rolls around. However, if your employer puts pressure on you to work excessive hours, you could make a claim against them if you are made ill as a result.
Get help after your accident at work in Livingston
If you do have an accident at work in Livingston and sustain an injury, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer through Accident Advice Helpline. The helpline is available to provide advice and support, and employs experienced injury lawyers who are able to work with you on a claim to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
You can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident at work in Livingston and injuries, and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to injury lawyers who can make a start on your claim there and then.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell