When people want to raise Lancashire claims for personal injury compensation, they often turn to Accident Advice Helpline for help. Mind you, it’s not just Lancashire; because we offer a nationwide service, people from all over the UK seek out our no win no fee services, many of them following the great recommendation we get from Dame Esther Rantzen, the former TV celebrity and well-known people’s consumer champion.
Injuries are not always caused by accidents. They can be caused by other circumstances such as the incorrect setting up of workstations. An incorrectly setup workstation can cause back pain, and if you sit incorrectly for long periods of time it could lead to a repetitive strain injury.
The main thing when sitting at a workstation is to make sure that you have a comfortable chair. The back of the chair should be positioned so that it supports your lower back. In addition to this, you need to make sure that your knees are level with your hips when you sit. This may require a foot test.
You will also need to adjust the height of your chair to enable you to use your computer keyboard so that your wrists and forearms are straight and level with the floor. This can help to avoid repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Some employers may also help their staff with wrist rests. You should also make sure that your computer screen is at eye level.
Lancashire claims and the employer’s duty of care
All employers have a duty care to their staff to ensure the risk of injury is minimised in the workplace. Office staff should be made fully aware of the importance of having their workstations set up correctly, but it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that staff have ergonomically friendly chairs and any other PPE (personal protective equipment) they may need, such as wrist and foot rests.
If you believe your employer has not fulfilled their duty care, and as a result you have sustained an injury, then you may be able to sue for personal injury compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped many office workers to raise Lancashire claims for injuries caused by incorrectly setup workstations.
Many people who are injured in this manner don’t bother to try and claim compensation, even though it is their right to do so. But if they were aware of how much compensation they were due, it could change their minds. The quickest way of getting this information is to take the 30-second test on our website. It will validate any claim in principle (or not, as the case may be) and issue you with an estimate of how much that claim could be worth.
Launching your claim via Accident Advice Helpline
To be in a position to be able to raise a claim for personal injury compensation, you must not only prove that the blame for the injury lies with a third party, but you will also need to supply proof that you have had medical attention for your injury, and that the incident happened in the last three years.
If you need help with any aspect of your claim, chat to a member of our customer support team using our free helpline service by calling 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline. If you prefer to use your mobile, the number to call is 0333 500 0993, but don’t forget that you may be charged for this call by your call provider.
Call us today and set the wheels in motion.
Date Published: 25th June 2014
Author: David Brown