A customs officer will take on a variety of duties depending on the exact role and their seniority. They handle enquiries from businesses regarding customs and excise rules and regulations, write reports, audit businesses and much else besides. Their main task is to ensure revenue that is due on goods imported into the country is collected in the proper manner.
If you work as a customs officer you may find yourself doing a lot of office-based work. You could end up typing reports and dealing with all kinds of correspondence. The likelihood of being injured while doing your job is slim, but there are situations that can occur that might result in you suffering from an injury. This means you may be entitled to try and claim customs officer injury compensation.
Examples of things that might happen
Since much of the work undertaken by customs officers will take place in an office environment, there is the potential of something going wrong there. For example you could trip over a hazard in the office, such as a box that has been carelessly left on the floor. Alternatively you might end up doing so much typing over a period of time that you’re left with repetitive strain injury or something similar. If this happens you have a right to expect your employer to do something about the way you work. If they don’t you could stand a chance of claiming compensation as a result of the injuries you have suffered.
As you can see, the situations that may occur while working in this role can be varied. Very few customs officers will ever be injured in any way, and sometimes when things do go wrong they are simply the result of an accident.
Do you think you could claim customs officer injury compensation?
If you suspect there is a chance you might be able to get such compensation, getting professional legal advice should be your first step. Make sure you do that today by calling Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free enquiry line you can call on 0800 689 0500. Many others have called before you and you could be next in line to receive no-obligation advice.
Whatever the nature or seriousness of your injury is, don’t you deserve to see if compensation is likely in your situation as a result of what happened?
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead