It is commonly assumed that accidents at work usually take place on the construction site, in the factory, on the oil rig or perhaps in the warehouse. Whilst these environments engender dangerous situations, the office can still offer potential hazards to the 9-5 worker. Even the staff at the Health and Safety Executive aren’t immune to such accidents. In 2010, 53 of its employees recorded accidents at work according to statistics released following a Freedom of Information request.
In many cases these office accidents occur more frequently even though on the surface they seem more easily preventable. Whether it be slipping on a wet floor, suffering nasty paper cuts or worse, it is important to know where you stand in regards making a claim for compensation.
What course of action can I take if I suffer a work accident at the office?
If you are the victim of a work accident that wasn’t your fault and which caused you considerable pain, then it is likely that you are eligible to claim compensation. If the incident took place within the past three years and you sought medical attention at the time, then it may be worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to discover how we may be able to assist in making a claim for work accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has more than 15 years’ experience in helping victims of work accidents make successful work accident claims. If you remain unsure of whether you have suffered a recent work-related injury, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to confirm whether you have the basis of a strong work accident claim. If an accident occurred in the office (for example repetitive strain injury, slips and trips, impact injury), let Accident Advice Helpline offer you peace of mind and utilise our wealth of experience in potentially recovering financial compensation for your accident.