Office workers are usually looked upon has having an easy job, being stationary for most of the day. In fact office workers are as much at risk as anyone else in relation to very real hazards in the work place.
The amount of electricity used in an office is very high which is a hazard by itself. An accident at work in Surrey could reflect this and the injuries can be severe.
Hazards in offices vary on a large scale with electricity and computers playing a big part. PAT testing is required on a regular basis in order to detect any faults which could pose as a threat to users. If left undetected an unsuspecting user could receive a large electric shock which could be fatal to those who wear a pacemaker.
Computers have other hazards which are long developing. These are repetitive strain injury and computer eye strain. Not being given the required amount of break time away from computers can make this conditions develop. Although not visible they can be painful and could be an accident at work in Surrey claim.
Other hazards include tiled floors. Cleaned tiled floors can be dangerous if there are any wet patches left behind. Due to the high shine of tiles it can be almost impossible to see the patch until it is too late.
Making an accident at work in Surrey claim
Making a claim after an accident at work in Surrey is your right to do if the injuries were sustained through no fault of your own. In many office buildings there is CCTV so recordings could show the accident. This could be used as part of the evidence for the claim.
Your solicitor or lawyer would also be able to obtain eye witness accounts from any colleagues or visitors who saw the accident, as well as presenting any evidence such as photographs which you collected yourself.
Having an accident at work is not pleasant and you don’t need to begin the process of making a claim alone. With so many questions you need someone who can guide you on the right track.
Accident Advice Helpline can get your claim started fast. With a team of friendly and experienced advisers we can answer any of the questions you have and start your case on your behalf. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown