Whilst having any accident is an extremely serious matter, over the many years that we’ve been dealing with all areas of personal injury compensation, we have been confronted with accidents that have been deeply upsetting but nonetheless occurred in what can only be described as bizarre circumstances. Here are five of the most bizarre accidents in an office from both home and abroad.
- One size doesn’t fit all
An English primary school teacher was able to successfully sue her employers after she suffered a fall when using a toilet designed for children. The woman broke her hip as a result of the fall and was successful in her pursuit of compensation as it was not adequately indicated that the toilet was for children only.
- A stressful promotion
Getting promoted is something that most people strive towards in their work. In this instance an office worker in England sued her employers for the undue stress caused as the result of a promotion that she didn’t want. It was found that her employer’s breached their duty of care to the woman as she was promoted against her will to a position which she felt unqualified for.
- Lawyer falls to death demonstrating window to be ‘unbreakable’
In a rather tragic case, a lawyer in Toronto was attempting to demonstrate to visiting law students that a pane of glass was unbreakable by running into it at full speed. The glass popped out of the frame and the poor individual slipped and fell over 300 feet to his death.
- Invisible door stop
An office worker in Manchester sued her employers after falling over a doorstop and breaking her arm and leg as a result. Her argument was that the doorstop was the same colour as the carpet, rendering it invisible.
- Riding an escalator
In North Carolina an office worker successfully sued after falling off whilst riding a bannister of an escalator at a work function.
Making a claim for compensation for an accident at work
No matter how bizarre the circumstances of an accident may be, if it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be afraid to come forward with a claim for compensation. You can speak in the strictest of confidence with one of our specialist advisors on 0800 689 0500. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone and the majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning many of our clients avoid the trauma of reliving an accident in court.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown