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Office Injuries Reveal Hidden Dangers

Injuries due to someone else’s negligence may entitle you to compensation for any damages you sustain. Injuries that occur at the workplace are some of the most common types of injuries that occur in the United States, and depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be able to bring suit against the person or organization responsible for you injury. In order to determine whether you have a claim for you injuries, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Shane Smith are available to consult with you at no charge regarding any potential personal injury claim that you believe you may have.

One type of workplace that is not often recognized as potentially dangerous is the office environment. An office has many potential hazards that often go unrecognized, and it is your employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe working environment. For example, some of the potentially dangerous conditions that could occur at an office include:

  • Chemical hazards
  • Dangerous equipment
  • Faulty work station design
  • Noise pollution
  • Poor ventilation
  • Problems with climate control
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Problems with sanitation
  • Overwork
  • Hostile workplace interactions
  • Poorly Maintained Facilities
  • Broken office tools
  • Fire hazards
  • Insufficient entrances or exits

 

While no office can be completely free of all potentially dangerous conditions, a well-planned office can minimize the risks that workers encounter on a day-to-day basis. For example, the CDC suggests that a well-designed office allows employees to work comfortably without needing to over-reach, sit or stand for too long, use awkward postures, and have access to adequate office supplies and furniture. In addition, an employer may consider redesigning the task rather than the environment. For example, studies indicate that workers who use computers do best with short hourly breaks.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to determine whether you have an actionable claim, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning there is a limited amount of time that you are able to file a lawsuit. In addition, delay may risk the loss or destruction of evidence or the fading of witness memories. The Law Offices of Shane Smith is a comprised of experienced Coweta County personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of people injured because of someone else’s negligence. In order to schedule a free initial consultation with a Coweta County personal injury lawyer, contact us today at (770) 487-8999 today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia