The council employs people from a variety of different backgrounds in a wide range of different roles, and you could be employed in an office-based job or a more hands-on role, such as working for the environmental health department.
The risks of your job really depend which role you’re working in, but no matter what your job title, if you’re injured whilst working for your local council, you have a right to claim council staff injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve if your accident was the result of somebody else’s negligence, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
Common council staff injuries
You could be injured in a number of different ways whilst working for the council, depending on the role you’re employed to do, but here are some of the most common reasons for claiming council staff injury compensation:
- Slip, trip or fall – for example, slipping in the office on a wet floor or tripping over loose cables
- Fall from height whilst inspecting a site/council-managed premises
- Food poisoning after eating at a council-managed canteen
- Injured by faulty equipment such as being electrocuted by a printer or injured by building equipment
- Objects falling from height which could cause head injuries
- Injured at a training course, for example by signs falling off a wall or faulty equipment
If you’ve been injured and you feel your employer has been negligent – for example if you have been hurt by faulty equipment or injured after slipping on a wet floor – then you could make a personal injury claim and Accident Advice Helpline could help you. Our expert personal injury advisors offer confidential advice, and because there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, you’re free to get more information and think about what you’d like to do next.
Your employer’s responsibilities
Your employer is responsible for your safety at work, and that doesn’t change just because you work for the local council. That means if you are injured and your employer has breached health and safety regulations, or could have done more to keep you safe at work, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Whether you’ve suffered life-changing injuries that have left you unable to work or broken bones that will heal (but still require you to take time off work), call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to find out more about the claims process and see if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton