The office environment may not seem like the most likely place for an accident to occur, but it can often be hazardous if the correct procedures are not put into place. Your employer has a duty of care and should ensure the environment remains as risk-free as possible. If you are involved in an accident in the workplace and it is the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim in Portlethen. There are some ways in which you and your employer can protect the office environment to reduce the chance of any possible accident.
Working in an office environment
You should take as many precautions as you can to avoid risks in the office environment. The floors should be clean and dry at all times to avoid slippage, and there should be no obstacles in your way. If you slip, trip or fall in the workplace and it is due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Portlethen. You can do your best to ensure your office environment is as risk-free as possible, but your employer should also be prepared to accept responsibility for this.
The office environment should have appropriate signage to alert you to any potential risks. It may include signs to say the bathroom floor has just been cleaned or that there are loose cables on the floor. If your employer fails to do this, you should speak to them about it. If inappropriate signage results in an injury at work, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Portlethen.
Stress can cause a lot of problems in an office environment. It can lead to you becoming irritable, fatigued and can even lead to depression. You should endeavour to make your office environment as stress-free as possible, which means taking regular breaks, delegating work when you have to and ensuring you have an adequate supply of fresh air.
If your employer is creating an environment which is causing you stress, whether it is putting too much pressure on you or any form of bullying within the office environment, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Portlethen. The working environment should not cause unnecessary stress and you should not be left having to take time off or seek medical attention as a result.
We can help you
Accident Advice Helpline provide a service to those who have been injured at work and are looking to make a compensation claim. Championed by television personality Dame Esther Rantzen, our service will give you the advice and support you need for a successful claim. We will provide you with professional support when you need it most.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 for more information on making a claim.
Date Published: 30th July 2013
Author: David Brown