Are you a member of university staff who has been injured in an accident at work? Working in an educational institution such as a university can be a challenging yet rewarding job – you’re responsible for equipping young people with the skills they need to get into the career of their choice, and there’s going to be a lot of responsibility riding on your shoulders. If you’re injured whilst trying to do your job, you deserve to be compensated, and that’s why Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. We can help you to claim university staff injury compensation within three years of your accident, whatever has happened.
Common accidents at universities
By far the most common accidents at universities are slips, trips and falls. There have been cases of staff suffering serious back and neck injuries after slipping on wet floors, but equally you could be lucky enough to escape with cuts and bruises after falling down a flight of damaged stairs. If you have tripped on damaged flooring in the lecture theatre and broken your ankle – that’s not your fault. The university could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you university staff injury compensation.
Other common accidents which could leave staff injured include:
- Electric shock from faulty equipment such as monitors, PCs and printers
- Food poisoning from contaminated university canteen food
- Lacerations from broken glass or damaged equipment
- Head injuries caused by objects falling from height – such as a stack of papers falling off a wobbly shelf
- Broken bones and back injuries after a fall from height – for example climbing on a chair to reach something
- Crush injuries from whiteboards or blackboards falling off the wall and landing on your feet
If you’ve been injured at work, your employer could be at fault.
Why should you make a claim?
Making a claim for personal injury compensation shows your employer that you are serious about health and safety – hopefully they will take steps to ensure similar accidents don’t happen in future. But it can also mean you’ll get the money you need to cope financially if you need to take time off work as a result of your accident at university. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500, so you can call us to discuss your accident or find out more about how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton