Poor Working Environment Claim
We spend the overwhelming majority of our adult life at work, which makes it so important for the workplace environment to be healthy and safe. Poor working conditions can lead to either an accident or injury, or to long term problems. In either case, if you have been injured at work due to poor or unsafe working conditions then call us today to find out how much your claim could be worth.
We are a team of Manchester based specialists who provide a no win no fee service for anyone who has been injured as a result of poor working conditions anywhere across the region. This means that if you have had an accident or suffered as a result of the conditions at work then we can help you claim compensation at no cost to you, regardless of the outcome of your case.
One of the problems at the moment is that many small to medium businesses have been replacing old equipment with new equipment which is often much bigger, adding more computers, more desks and more storage, all of which takes up more room. Many of these businesses find themselves unable to move into new, bigger premises because of the expense, and so workers end up having to manage within cramped and difficult conditions. There is also a higher probability in such workplaces that items can be left lying around on the floor, from boxes to packaging, can easily represent a serious trip hazard.
Work Environment Compensation Claim Types
But it doesn’t have to necessarily be a slip, trip or fall which results in an injury for you to be able to make a claim on the grounds of a poor working environment. These days with so many of us using computers for long periods of the day it is more important than ever to make sure that the environment and furniture is ergonomic and safe.
Poor lighting conditions can easily result in eyestrain, and in turn to headaches. Over a long period of time this eyestrain can cause permanent damage, becoming grounds for making a claim. Similarly if furniture or equipment is not appropriate to the height and build of the employee then repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and other problems such as neck or back strain can occur, and these conditions can be extremely painful. Not only that, but in many cases the injuries result in the person being unable to continue working in the same job, and so a compensation claim will be necessary to cover the inevitable loss of earnings they will experience.
In some cases we have come across businesses have had internal walls knocked through in order to expand the working environment inside. However, this can easily result in uneven floors, or a disjointed floor, representing a trip hazard. Modifications like this to buildings can frequently result in unforeseen problems such as visibility, or storage.
If the working environment is too cramped then we have often found that workers are forced to access materials stored above a safe height, simply because there is nowhere else to store them. This can mean that workers are having to stretch up for heavy items such as paper, potentially causing back injuries.
Whatever the circumstances, if you have been injured at work anywhere in the Manchester area call us today to find out if you could have a claim for compensation.