Many people might consider working as an accountant to be a rather dull, predictable job, but if you have a head for figures and you enjoy detailed work, you could find your niche as an accountant. Whether you’re working on larger corporate accounts or book keeping for a sole trader, you’ll definitely be kept busy, particularly as the end of the financial year approaches. Working in an office isn’t the most dangerous environment in the world, but without proper care and attention, accidents can and do happen that could leave you injured. So if you’ve suffered injuries after an accident at work, why not find out if you could claim accountant injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline?
What injuries could an accountant suffer?
Working in a busy office, you could easily be injured if your colleagues or employer don’t take health and safety seriously. Here are a few of the most common injuries Accident Advice Helpline has handled accountant injury compensation claims for since we were established in 2000:
- Slip, trip or fall – such as tripping on damaged carpet in the office or over trailing cables or slipping on a wet floor
- Scalds from hot tea or coffee
- Falling from height – for example whilst climbing on a chair or ladder to reach files on shelves
- Repetitive strain injury from long periods typing without a break
- Back or neck injuries from a poorly set up workstation
- Electric shock from faulty equipment such as a photocopier or printer
- Cuts and lacerations from sharp objects in files such as pins or clips
- Food poisoning from eating food prepared at the staff canteen
- Injured by objects such as heavy files falling from height
How do I make a claim?
As you can see, there are hazards lurking in offices, and it’s up to your employer to ensure that your workplace is clean, tidy and safe. If you have been injured through no fault of your own and believe more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, we could help you claim personal injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
The first step towards making a claim after your accident is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. You might even want to take the 30-second test on our website, before you call, for an idea of how much compensation you could receive. Our expert personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so it’s up to you if you want to proceed with a claim.