Most of us have good reason to visit a mailing office once in a while. There are occasions when we might need to post a letter, buy stamps or send a parcel of some kind. Whatever the case may be, we would expect to queue up, get the services we need and then get on with our day.
However while this is usually the case for most people, there will be the odd occasion when someone has an accident in a mailing office. These situations are incredibly rare but they do sometimes crop up. The person in charge of the mailing office should make sure it is safe and free from all potential hazards. While they need to make sure staff can work safely, they also have a duty of care towards their customers.
How could an accident in a mailing office happen?
You will be familiar with the barriers that are used to mark out the area where people should queue to receive service. If these barriers are in poor condition or unstable for some reason, they may be knocked over or fall on someone’s feet, hurting them in the process. There could also be issues with the flooring.
For instance someone might be hurt because the carpet is rucked up or frayed and they get their feet caught up in it as they walk to meet the cashier. Alternatively if a different type of flooring is used there is the chance it could be slippery if someone has spilt something and it has been neglected and not cleared up.
Have you been injured while visiting a mailing office?
If you have, you need to be able to prove negligence was the cause of your injury if you want to make a claim to seek compensation. It can be difficult to work out who was to blame for the accident, which is why professional advice is often a good way to go.
If you want to find out more, you can always call Accident Advice Helpline. If you do this you have a chance to speak to one of our friendly advisors. They’ve got plenty of experience dealing in just this type of incident.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 to learn whether our no-obligation advice could lead you to make a compensation claim. We can put you in touch with one of our professional lawyers if you have a good case.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead