It may not come top in the rankings of dangerous careers, however, accidents at work occur in all sectors and this remains true for estate agents. The very nature of the role – dealing with the public, working outside of the office and visiting unfamiliar areas – lends itself to a number of factors which can cause work-related accidents and injuries.
Five potential accident claims for estate agents include, but are not limited to:
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Impact to the head from insecure housing parts
- Assault and abuse
- Pet bites or attacks
Who is to blame for your work-related accident?
It is difficult for employers to monitor the well-being of their estate agents. The role typically involves being out and about from the office, meeting clients, entering unfamiliar properties and driving on public roads.
That being said, if as an estate agent, you sustain an injury while undertaking a task expected of you within your job role, and you believe your employer or a third-party was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any harm you have suffered.
In the case of estate agent work accidents, it could be, for example, that your employer is liable for not ensuring your safety, a client is responsible for not managing their pet, or a third-party driver has caused a collision with your vehicle.
Whatever the case, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine who is at fault for your work-related injury, and advise you whether or not your claim for compensation is likely to be successful if pursued.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that your employer is responsible in any way for the injury you have sustained, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your work-related accident.
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims. Their nationwide team of legal professionals works with the primary aim of recovering the compensation you are entitled to for the harm you have suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline’s Freephone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile for a free initial consultation.
Their team of specialist advisors will provide assistance based on your individual circumstances, with no obligation to pursue your claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice