Stay safe at work
There will be many millions of us rising early to get ourselves to work to do a hard day’s work; the money we bring home buys us our necessities and luxuries. Many of us have hard physical jobs, while some sit at relatively safe computer desks for many hours. But did you know that no matter what your job or role at work, you should be safe and kept free from relative harm?
Computer desks can be dangerous places, too
Many people who contact us needing the advice and legal representations of an injury solicitor in Crocketford work for many hours each day at computers. This can cause an problems in many ways. If your employer is failing in their duty to keep you safe, you can develop illnesses and symptoms that can make it difficult to work or even just function.
How your employer must keep you safe at your computer desk
As well as there being a maximum number of hours you should work per week, your employer must look after your physical and psychological needs at work. Stay safe at your desk and ensure that your employer looks after you, or you may also need the help of an injury solicitor in Crocketford.
- If you appear to be suffering from an injury or illness that is work-related, you along with your employer should review your work patterns and behaviour – is too much spent working on the computer without breaks, for example?
- Back, neck and shoulder sprains are caused by poor or inadequate furniture – your employer must ensure you have the right equipment for the job, such as the right computer desk and chair. Failure to do so could see them in deep trouble!
- Adequate breaks from work, especially monotonous and repetitive tasks such as data entry, are needed. Working on computer screens for a long time can cause eye strain, as well as repetitive strain injury on the hands and wrists from constant typing.
- Stress is one of largest factors in people taking time off work. Your employer must also take steps to reduce or eliminate oppressive stress from the workplace.
Do you need the help of an injury solicitor in Crocketford?
If you are suffering from the effects of illness which you think have been brought on by conditions at work, you may need the help of an injury solicitor in Crocketford. You can find the right solicitor for the job by calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
With a phone line staffed by some brilliant advisers, you can get first rate advice, and with our helpline being open 24 hours a day, seven days a week you can call us at a time that suits you!