Due to the misconception that accident compensation is only awarded to those holding dangerous positions or working in hazardous environments, many call us and ask ‘can I claim for an accident as a banker?’ The answer is yes, of course. Despite the common belief that they are very safe, numerous people injure themselves within office environments each year.
As a worker in such an environment, a banker is perfectly entitled to compensation as long as they can prove that they were not responsible for the accident the injury resulted from. In fact, anyone can be held responsible – an employer, colleague or member of the public – for any given work accident and, if this can be proven, then the victim should be compensated.
What if I had an accident as a banker?
Banks are often fast-paced working environments with lots of people moving around each other, so it’s not difficult to see how you can experience an accident as a banker. During busy periods, pathways may become blocked and objects placed dangerously in people’s way. If the employer fails to ensure that pathways remain clear and easily navigational, they could be held responsible.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that bankers are allowed frequent breaks and have a workload that does not compromise their natural endurance. If the employer has failed to do this, by forcing an employee to work for long unbroken stretches at the computer, then the employee could be entitled to compensation if an injury occurs related to this. Based on the circumstances specified, Accident Advice Helpline could be able to assist with a compensation claim.
How can I go about claiming?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has specialised in personal injury claims for many years. Our advisors pride themselves on being calm and helpful professionals who are the best at what they do. If you phone Accident Advice Helpline, any one of our advisors will gladly listen to any account of banker injury. After only a few easy-to-answer questions, our advisers will be able to advise you if your claim is worth pursuing. Of course, regardless of what our advisers conclude, you’ll be under no obligation to continue with your claim if you do not wish to. However, if you do wish to proceed, our advisors will put you in touch with one of our expert lawyers, who all work strictly on a no win, no fee* basis.
So, to get in touch today and learn if you can claim for your accident as a banker by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can text claim365 to 88010 using your mobile, or call 0333 500 0993. If you do not feel comfortable phoning us straight away, the 30-second compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline website can give you an approximation of how much you could be entitled to. So, in answer to the question ‘can I claim for an accident as a banker? Accident Advice Helpline says ‘absolutely yes.’
Date Published: June 4, 2015
Author: David Brown