If you are discussing health and safety hazards at work you would usually refer to factories or construction sites but there are countless personal injury claims made following office accidents many of them involving serious injuries; Michael Lewin Solicitors have handled many cases involving a compensation claim made by a victim of an office accident and the personal injury team in Leeds promise all their clients a friendly and professional service.
Mrs F from Chesterfield tripped over cables which were left dangerously lying on the floor. She received ?12500.00 in compensation for her injuries at the conclusion of her case. An accident like Mrs F’s can happen anywhere at home in an office in a public place. Trips and falls are the leading cause of office accidents with trailing cables and wires being one of the major hazards.
Other trip hazards commonly found in offices are items which should have been disposed of safely and not left lying around like discarded boxes. Other trip hazards which cause many falls are open drawers bags and even waste paper bins. It is so important that workers keep an eye out for hazards when they are moving around the office and reporting any immediately so they can be rectified
Repetitive strain injury is another well know injury which can be caused by a poor working environment. Work stations which are not ergonomically friendly can cause neck and back strain poor eyesight and headaches over a period of time. Risk assessments should be carried out on a regular basis to reduce the risk of injuries.
Michael Lewin have handled many injury claims relating to office accidents and will use their experience and exceptional knowledge of personal injury law to move every compensation claim forward to a successful resolution as quickly as possible; the personal injury team based in Leeds are dedicated to securing the maximum settlement for their clients and accept all genuine claims on a no win no fee basis.
With regards to RSI it is worth noting that regulations are in place which aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE. The Regulations were introduced because DSE has become one of the most common kinds of work equipment. The regulations have lead to guidelines being introduced which dictate that a break away from the computer area is recommended after every 20 minutes seated at the desk.
Employers should remember that one of their major responsibilities is to protect their employees from the risk of injury.
If you would like legal advice regarding office accidents don?t hesitate to contact the personal injury compensation claims team at Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds: 0844 499 9302.