Bracknell Forest is the name of a governmental unitary authority. It is located in Berkshire and has around 118,000 residents. These residents work in all kinds of jobs, but office work is popular in many professions and industry types. Even where some of the workers are skilled in physical tasks, there will still almost certainly be a need for office work to be done. Fortunately, only a very small number of Bracknell Forest office accident claims arise each year.
Most offices provide a safe place for people to work in. It is unusual for injuries to happen, especially if adequate health and safety tips and techniques are in place. Prevention is always better than dealing with the consequences, as some individuals will know very well indeed.
What could possibly go wrong in an office?
You’d be forgiven for thinking along those lines, yet offices can potentially lead to problems occurring. For example, repetitive strain injuries and similar conditions can arise among those who regularly use computers to do their work. The chance of such injuries occurring should be minimised as much as possible through the use of a risk assessment.
Other possible hazards include electrical equipment such as computers and telephones, as well as kitchen items such as microwaves and kettles. If these are not serviced or checked, someone could be at potential risk of an electric shock. Trip hazards can also be a risk in an office, so these should be identified and prevented as well if at all possible.
Could you make a claim for your office accident?
Has something happened to you while you were working in an office? If so, you could be entitled to claim a sum in compensation in return for the injuries you suffered. For this to be possible, negligence must be proven to have occurred on the part of a third party.
This can be tricky to work out at times, which makes it all the more important to call Accident Advice Helpline. When you contact a member of our team on 0800 689 0500, you have a chance to seek advice that comes with no strings attached. We deal in no win, no fee cases, and one of our lawyers could just be the person you are looking for to help you make that all-important claim. Learn more about Bracknell Forest office accident claims here now.
Date Published: 8th September 2014
Author: David Brown