East Lindsey accident claim solicitors help office workers
It may surprise you to know that working in an office can be one of the most dangerous work based environments around. Our East Lindsey accident claim solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline know this to be the case as they deal with hundreds of office based accident claims every year, caused by a variety of different failings on the part of employers.
If you think your recent accident at work could have been prevented and that it was not your fault, then our East Lindsey accident claim solicitors could help you recover compensation for the personal injuries you have sustained. Simply give us a call, or take our 30 second test to find out more.
Common accidents in the office
Many people do not think of offices as being particularly dangerous environments, largely because nothing exceptionally dangerous seems to be present. For example, you are unlikely to be working with dangerous machinery, there are no large moving parts, and there are no vehicles on site. However, these are not the only ways that people can be injured at work.
Over the years our East Lindsey accident claim solicitors have handled numerous cases involving accidents in office work places. Some of them are described briefly below.
- Poor maintenance of premises – office workers are often injured as a result of poorly maintained external premises. It may be that pathways are not gritted during adverse weather, pavement is uneven or car parks are poorly lit and offer no refuge for pedestrians. Internally such problems can also exist, lose carpet tiles and other flooring can present a tripping hazard, lack of non-slip matting on tiled floor present a slipping hazard and lose handrails can cause falls to happen on stairwells.
- Lack of training – while office workers rarely have to use complex machinery that can cause accident, there are some situations which frequently arise. If you are charged with obtaining items from a store cupboard or archive room then you may need to use a step ladder or other device. Without proper training or support it is possible that an accident could occur and you might be injured as a result.
- Insufficient staffing levels – office workers can suffer from work related stress if there are not enough staff members present. Less workers mean increased workloads, which can have a detrimental affect on employees and cause stress and related conditions. This is also a personal injury that our East Lindsey accident claim solicitors can help claim compensation for.
Contact us today
If you think your injury, whether it be physical or psychological, is the fault of your employer then please contact Accident Advice Helpline today to see if our East Lindsey accident claim solicitors can help you claim compensation.
We will talk to you about your case and the options available to you.
Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown