Which one of the many different types of office accidents have you had?
The office is not generally considered a danger zone. In fact, it’s quite hard to imagine what the risks from a sedentary job might be. You may therefore be surprised to hear that there are quite a few different types of office accidents you need to avoid.
When you start a new job, whether it be in an office or on a construction site, you should receive some induction training. This will include some health and safety advice hopefully. In some cases this doesn’t happen and you’re left to find out the hard way where the hazards are.
In an office these might include overcrowding, untidiness, poor lighting and ventilation, trailing cables, dilapidated office furniture and lack of fresh air. Every office will be different. Even in a modern building you need to check for the risks.
Different types of office accidents
Trips, slips and falls are common types of office accidents. If your office is overcrowded and it’s difficult to see a clear path through the furniture and staff, then you might easily sustain a fall.
Lifting accidents can occur when moving heavy boxes of stationery. This can cause back and neck injuries. Stretching up to store items on high shelves can cause a strain accident.
Poor posture due to inadequate seating will develop into a chronic neck and back injury if not addressed. Make sure your office furniture doesn’t put a strain on you physically. Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries can be considered an office accident too.
Poor lighting, poor ventilation, lack of fresh air and fumes from office machinery create a toxic environment in which to work. Accidents are more likely to happen in these conditions.
Have you been hurt in an office accident?
If you’ve fallen foul of lack of safety at work due to no fault of your own, you could claim compensation for your injuries.
If your accident happened in the last three years and required medical attention then get some free legal advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
That’s what we’re here for. We are a well respected law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims. Our lawyers all work for their clients on a no-win, no-fee* promise so our legal service is accessible to all.
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We can help with all types of office accidents. Pick up the phone and get some free legal advice from one of our trained advisors. They will tell you if you are eligible to make a compensation claim and what you need to do next.
The numbers you need are 0800 689 0500 from a landline or if you’re calling from a mobile phone it’s 0333 500 0993. We look forward to helping you.
Category: Office accident claims