Lawyers deal with many different cases and represent people from all walks of life who find themselves in court for some reason. They work in court but also in their own offices. Junior lawyers will work in the offices of more senior lawyers who have their own firms.
Lawyers are perhaps one of the only groups that fully recognises the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Applying the health and safety rules is immensely important, and could prevent people from being injured for doing nothing other than their job. It is unlikely then that a lawyer could end up claiming lawyer injury compensation, but this does not mean it is impossible.
Examples of incidents and accidents
When working in court or in an office, a lawyer will usually be perfectly safe. However, we all know things can happen, and slips, trips and falls can happen to anyone. The workplace of a lawyer can change depending on what they are doing, but they have a right to be able to work in complete safety at all times. This includes in the court room as well as in other areas nearby and in their offices.
When it comes to suffering injuries, it is important to consider how those injuries could affect that person’s life. Sometimes an injury may not be long-lasting. For example a trip and fall that results in a sprained ankle will resolve itself quite quickly. However, if a lawyer falls on a slippery floor and hits their head, resulting in a serious head injury, this could affect their entire career.
Determining the amount of compensation to be paid
Compensation is worked out according to the injury or injury sustained, how it happened and which parts of the body were hurt. The prospect of recovery and any lasting effects are also taken into account so the final amount can be arrived at. Of course before all this takes place, a professional injury compensation lawyer must state their case and determine whether compensation is a likely outcome.
Our team of lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience of dealing with a wide variety of compensation claims. All it takes to get started is to call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out if your injuries might warrant a payout. Call us today.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead