Your workplace is only as safe as (a) your employer makes it and (b) your colleagues allow it to be. A negligent employer may fail to ensure machinery and equipment is safe to use, whilst a colleague who is negligent at work might forget to turn off equipment before you clean it, or do something else which could lead to an accident. It’s human nature to blame ourselves when something goes wrong, but if you have been injured and a colleague is genuinely at fault for your accident, you’re entitled to claim negligent colleague compensation. The first step is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, and Accident Advice Helpline has been recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen, our patron and a face you may recognise from television.
Negligence – what’s it all about?
You might be wondering what the definition of negligence actually is. If your colleagues are careless at work – mopping floors without putting down a ‘wet floor’ warning sign, leaving rubbish or boxes strewn across walkways, stretching phone cords across corridors and creating a trip hazard or failing to turn off machinery at the mains, then you could class them as negligent. Every employee has a part to play in ensuring that a workplace is safe, and if you’ve been injured and feel your colleague is to blame, why not claim negligent colleague compensation?
It could be that you’ve been left to clean machinery which your colleague should have turned off and you have been injured as it was left on accidentally. Or perhaps they’re supposed to carry out regular safety checks on equipment which they’ve failed to do. It might even be something as simple as leaving your office environment in an untidy state, creating a hazard which you have tripped over. A little bit of care and attention goes a long way to preventing accidents at work – and if somebody else is liable for your accident, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Making a claim – what now?
Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 is the first step on the road towards claiming personal injury compensation – but there is no obligation to proceed with a claim when you call us. You can get answers to any questions you have and benefit from confidential advice from our expert advisors, whether you’ve been electrocuted at work or broken your leg after a slip or trip at the office. It’s free to call us and our advice line is available 24/7. Call now to speak to a member of our professional team.