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Your office does not have to be all professional looking just because it is where you work.

With the following pieces of furniture, your office will have a personality, and you will find it to be more conducive to a pleasant working environment, among other things.

Ergonomics infographic

The Milk Table is super-duper cool not only because it complements Apple products but because it is specifically designed to serve multiple purposes. The Milk Table has four compartments that you can use for storage–an aquarium can be placed in one of them. Your office will become easier to work in as you use this futuristic desk, which is capable of eliminating clutter in your workspace.

In a lot of ways, the Wing Desk is similar to the Milk Table because (for one) it is multifunctional and beyond distinctive. What is more, it brings a part of history to the present. The Wing Desk is a wing from a 1944 DC-3 plane. Its style is truly impressive and bound to pay dividends in some way. Perhaps it will spark some innovative ideas within you, helping you to realize and unlock your full potential.

Chances are the Saddle Chair defies what you consider to be ideal office furniture. The reason is that the Saddle Chair has a design that is unlike anything else on the market. It also is ergonomic and rather stylish, so whether you physically use it or not, the chair is a great investment. Aside from capturing everyone’s attention, the Saddle Chair will enable you to sit upright in the position that promotes excellent blood circulation in your legs.

Bean Bags are comfortable to sit on and fun to play with for hours. Moreover, you can place them in a zillion positions as well as use them for years to come. Your office can be your oasis. With four big bean bags strategically placed around a coffee table, you will be set to sit through long meetings and handle your business in complete comfort.

Granted, making your office a lovable place is the main focus, but you should not jeopardize your safety for anything. Investing in the wrong furniture is one decision that will, sooner than later, do more harm than good. The reason is that such furniture increases your chances of suffering a personal injury. If you are hurt, you run the risk of losing out on business opportunities. Always keep this in mind when you are shopping for cool furniture: invest wisely!

Spending 7hrs/day or more at work depending on the industry is rather impressive when stepping back and observing all this time given away in order to be able to have a decent lifestyle.

Unfortunately, sometimes you have to overwork…if it is paid as overtime it can be a winner. But, with the ongoing tight economy it is unlikely. Employers usually prefer to give an extra day-off rather than forking out the cash that so many are lacking.

The trouble is that when working too many hours, accident(s) can happen. It is neither good for the employee nor for the boss.

Here is what you need to know about injuries at work.

According to some statisitics over the past year,  there were 591,000 people who suffered from work related incident. The consequence: days off for some and even weeks for others. This means the absenteeism could bring bad news for the productivity of the business.

One of the many ways you can make sure that you are properly compensated is to contact experts who could tell you how much is your claim worth. Solicitors will not play against your employer but will help and support you regarding the paperwork. All can be done via a phonecall and sometimes even online by using these clever chat boxes.

Many employees are anxious about this particular process but there is no real reason. Even if you are working for a family business (small company), liability insurance will cover claims that need to be made.

Injuries at work infographic

Infographic by Atrium Legal

Working in catering is different from “just” sitting at a desk. Not saying that working in an office is easy but the hours are usually 9 to 5 with some exceptions. Restaurants and hotels can have long hours and shifts too. Dealing with general public and anything related to hospitality is about the people first. The hours on the premises don’t really count.

So for office workers: Some injuries are related to  RSI (Repetitve Strain Injury). All this, because working on a screen and therefore using a keyboard and a mouse. Ergonomics is very important these days. Unfortunately, office furniture is too often too basic. How many people complaining about back pain do you know? Are they sitting down most of the day? This should not be accepted when starting a job! Employers spend money for the state-of-the-art computers whether there are PCs or MACs but strangely not on soft and well designed chairs which should support backs and arms to avoid RSI!

There are about half a million cases reported annually. One of the main problems about this condition is that not everyone is aware with the links causes/consequences of RSI.

Ergonomics infographic

But if you feel that something is not right: talk to your employer in the first place and contact your GP for a health check. If the diagnosis reveals that you are suffering from RSI, then get in touch for some personal injury advice.

Such mild tensions in your wrists can lead to more severe pain such as tendonitis. When treated correctly and early enough it will go back to normal. However, waiting too long and it could last for the rest of your life.

All injuries or health related issues which occur in the workplace must be taken seriously. It is always worth having a chat with your line manager to report the situation which could be a future problem for yourself and the company too. It could result in a loss or earnings and sadly early retirement too.

The banana skin’s cultural role is not confused: it is (and will remain) a standard in physical comedy.

Remember Chaplin or even the 3 Stooges. A simple and natural item so useful for quick laughs and easy situations.

However, there is a real danger when you meet the “evil” banana skin, in real life!

Imagine if such thing was dropped on a café/ shop floor. This could involve some accidents at work and a rise of back injury claims, which wouldn’t help the run of the business.

If customers fell on it, it would mean whiplash compensation for all injuries, due to negligence. The Health & Safety inspector would then turn up to make sure that everything is neat.

But some lazy and irresponsible people keep littering (it’s a criminal offence). There is a law against it!

Thankfully nothing happened in our workplace. It’s safe and good fun…fingers crossed! And in case there was an incident, we would consult an online service to help us out – or call a special 7/7 number. Ideal for all queries at the end of the day.

NB: Grapes are dangerous too – so be aware!!!