Need free claims advice in Corby?
Several people contact Accident Advice Helpline because they have suffered an accident and need to make a no win no fee accident claim with free claims advice in Corby. They know that it is a no win no fee accident because they were not to blame for the accident and because they had to seek medical attention for their injuries. They contact Accident Advice Helpline quickly after their accident because they know that a non fault accident has a time limit – you only have three years to make a claim.
An accident in the workplace
Workplaces are highly variable, as are the people who work there and the accidents that can occur there, which is why we offer free claims advice in Corby to people who have been injured at work.
If we look at a typical office environment, on the face of it, it may be hard to think how an accident could occur. What could possibly go wrong in an office? The answer is – plenty of things!
One of the most common causes of workplace injuries is slips, trips and falls and there is plenty of scope for these in an office. If the floor surface is worn, then there may be sections that are uneven or are sticking up and these can present a slip and trip hazard.
Offices are also usually full of files and papers and these are sometimes stacked up on the floor where they can cause a trip hazard. Modern offices require a range of electrical equipment and most of these require cables. These can include:
- Fax machines
Trailing cables are a notorious trip hazard and could easily cause an accident in an office. Employers should be controlling these hazards in the following ways.
- The floor surface in the office should be inspected regularly as part of an on-going workplace maintenance programme. Dangerous areas should be cordoned off until an effective repair or replacement can be arranged.
- Good housekeeping is one of the most effective ways of avoiding trip hazards. Goods delivered to the office should not be left lying around but should be stored in a designated area until they can be safely put away. There should be plenty of storage space that is easy and safe to access. Litter and refuse is another potential trip hazard and simple organisation is the key to preventing this hazard. There should be clearly designated refuse collection points – this does not just mean bins! Many large items will not fit into a bin and are left by the side of it creating a trip hazard. A regular refuse collection service is needed.
- Trailing cables should not be tolerated in the workplace. Cables should drop down from the ceiling or should run along walls.
Call us today for free claims advice in Corby on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 2nd January 2015
Author: David Brown