Working as an estate agent means you will help people buy and sell property. You might work in the commercial sector or in the residential sector, helping individuals buy their own houses, flats and bungalows for example.
This can be a demanding job, and you need to be good with people as you will be in contact with many different individuals each day. You will be working in an office for some of the time, and attending properties at other times. You may give valuations as well as showing people around properties and handling enquiries.
Is this a safe job to be in?
Yes, for the most part very few estate agents are ever injured while doing their job. However, things can happen that might result in injuries for you. For instance you might have to attend a property to give a valuation, and it may be unsafe to enter. If you are injured as a result of going there, this could be construed as negligence. However, as is the case in every situation, you should consult a professional injury compensation lawyer if you think estate agent injury compensation is a possibility.
Accidents can be far less dramatic than this however, and still incur injuries for the unfortunate person involved. If you work in an office you have a right to expect those office surroundings to be perfectly safe to use. For instance the flooring should be in good condition with no potential hazards anywhere to be seen. These could involve a hole in the carpet you could catch your foot in, or even cables and leads from computers, telephones and other equipment. It is very easy to trip over these and hurt yourself as well.
The chances of claiming estate agent injury compensation
These can vary depending on the facts surrounding each case. This is why it becomes so important to make sure you have a chance to speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer.
You have a chance to do just that if you get in touch with the team at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500 – there is no charge to call and you can find out whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim. Don’t be left out – many others have already concluded successful claims in situations not unlike your one.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead