When you read about a fall happening in the workplace, you would imagine a situation where someone fell while repairing or replacing a roof, or perhaps while sorting out stock in the back of a lorry. You very likely wouldn’t think about a fall occurring in an office. After all, an office seems to be a fairly safe and secure place to work.
You’d be right in the majority of cases, of course. However that doesn’t mean no one has ever fallen in an office. Indeed, a fall in this location could be just as serious as one that happens elsewhere. It all depends on the exact situation and how the fall comes to occur in the first place.
Some examples of what could potentially happen
There have been individuals who have sought office fall compensation after falling down a set of stairs at work. Offices are often set over several floors. If you go from one floor to the next you would reasonably expect the stairs to be in good condition and not to be slippery.
If you did slip, perhaps because something had been spilled or because they had been mopped and there was no sign to alert you to this, you could be quite badly injured in the fall.
A fall doesn’t have to involve height either. For example, if you were given an office chair that was in poor condition, you may sit on it and it could give way underneath you. If this happened you wouldn’t have far to fall but it could still do some damage.
Finding out whether you are entitled to get office fall compensation
In this type of situation it is very important to have all the facts at your disposal. To this end you should consider getting in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will have the experience you will need in this situation.
You can focus on recovering from your injuries, and they can assess the likelihood of winning some compensation for you.
To get the process started, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. Our team has 15 years’ experience of dealing with claims just like the examples you have read here.
Why not call now to see if you can benefit from our help and no-obligation advice too? You might be surprised by the answer you get in return.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead