Claiming for office injuries

As we go about our day-to-day routine in the office, none of us think we are going to fall victim to a workplace accident, but office injuries occur all of the time. The good news for office accident victims is that compensation for their injuries is claimable using one of the many accident solicitors working with us here at Accident Advice Helpline.

Understandably, an employee may not think that the accident they had in the office is the fault of their employer. However, an organisation or company is legally obliged to protect its workers from any harm in the workplace, so an accident could very well be the employer’s fault. Workplace hazards are not universally associated with office work, but they do exist and they do cause accidents. For instance, an employee may slip and fall in the office, causing them an injury. If they are not at fault, they may be entitled to claim.

Employees have a legal obligation to ensure their own health and safety at work, and common sense dictates that a slip or trip can be easily avoided with care. Nonetheless, an employer is obliged to conduct a workplace risk assessment to identify and remove potential hazards, such as trailing cables or frayed carpets. In poor weather conditions, an employer should ensure that appropriate measures are in place to prevent accidents, such as applying salt and grit to icy surfaces.

A slip or trip in the office may result in only minor injuries, but in extreme cases slips and falls have led to serious brain injuries. Broken bones, concussion and lacerations are much more common. They are serious enough to warrant a compensation claim.

Another common type of office injury is repetitive strain injury from using a computer or sitting in an inadequate chair or at an unsuitable workstation. Employers are obliged to provide not only adequate equipment but also training on how to avoid a repetitive strain injury. Failure to meet their obligations in this regard leaves an employer open to a compensation claim should a member of staff suffer an injury. An employee may not even realise that the pains and aches they are experiencing derive from a repetitive strain injury acquired in the workplace, putting it down instead to something they did of their own accord or even ageing.

Office employees may be required under certain circumstances to lift heavy objects and employers have to provide proper training on how to do so safely. If an employer fails to provide this training, they leave themselves open to a compensation claim should a member of staff incur an injury in the course of moving heavy objects. An important point to keep in mind is that an office worker is still entitled to lodge a compensation claim arising from a personal accident or injury if it is attributable to another member of staff.

To determine if you are entitled to compensation owing to an office injury, contact Accident Advice Helpline without delay. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.

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