Offices do not tend to be the most dangerous of locations to work in but that does not mean that accidents do not happen. Unlike with fishing work or agricultural work, working in an office can mean a lot of different machinery like computers and printers. There can be loose wires and wet floors that can lead to slips and trips. Below we detail the dangers of working in an office and what will happen if you have an accident.
There are many potential dangers which could lead to an accident at work including:
Injuries you might suffer could include sprains, fractures or broken bones, repetitive strain injuries or electric shock from inadequate or damaged equipment.
Your employers have a duty to make sure that health and safety procedures are complied with and that you are safe while at your work. You should not use any machinery without being properly trained on how to use the equipment. You should also speak to your manager if there are any loose or damaged wires to stop you from getting an electrical shock. You should also make sure you comply with wet floor signs and do not walk on the wet floor.
After an accident no matter how small you think it is always seek medical attention immediately and always inform your manager of the accident as they will need to fill out an accident at work form.
Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Make A Claim And Get The Compensation You Deserve.
You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.
If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.
The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you further as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained.
In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able to do so.
There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.
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