Using your computer safely
Those in office jobs, or who work from home from a laptop, often think that they are immune to injuries in the workplace, as opposed to those who work in physically demanding jobs.
However unfortunate as it is, there can be as many injuries and strains likely for those working at a desk all day, as there can be for those who work in jobs normally associated with more physical exertion.
This is because there are various health and safety measures put in place for those in dangerous jobs, and none for those who may become injured as the result of back and neck strain.
People often don’t know some of the general tips for working from a desktop or laptop, so here is some information on how to avoid injury.
Desk job and whiplash related compensation claims
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Coggeshall or feel that you have been injured in the course of your job through the negligence of your employer, you should be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with injuries such as a whiplash injury in Coggeshall, or work related accident or injury.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your whiplash injury in Coggeshall and find out whether or not you have a good enough case for compensation.
If you do, you are under no obligation to proceed, but can be passed over to an in house experienced injury lawyer who will be able to process your claim on your behalf, and will work on a 100% no win no fee basis.
- Watch your posture. Your posture is one of the main things which will lead to injury and pain without you even realising. When you are sitting at your computer, you should be sat completely straight with your shoulders back and your wrists resting lightly on the edge of your desk. Do not lean forwards or hunch onto the laptop, and always work at a desk.
- Take lots of breaks. Working from a computer can lead to muscle and eye strain if you work too much for too long. Make sure that for every hour or so of work, you take a short five minute break to stretch your legs and rest your eyes, as well as stretch out your back and neck.
- Get glasses. If you need glasses and are not wearing them, you risk straining your eyes badly by squinting at your computer. On top of this, not being able to see will cause you to hunch forwards to your computer screen.
- Use a separate keyboard and mouse. This enables you to set up your desk perfectly for you, so that everything is in reach and your screen is at the right level for you.