Gone are the days when librarians were bespectacled, stern individuals with their hair pulled back tightly into a severe bun. Libraries nowadays are centres of learning that take a much more relaxed approach to things, and as libraries have changed, the role of the librarian has changed too. As well as dealing with customers borrowing books and re-stocking shelves, librarians may also be expected to get involved with library events such as story-telling sessions and assist customers using PCs and other equipment. In such a busy, fast-paced role, accidents could easily happen, but injured librarians could find they’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation if they’re involved in a workplace accident.
What’s caused your accident?
It’s your employer’s duty to ensure that your working environment is a safe one and that you are not put at risk during your working day. Faulty equipment or unsafe working conditions could lead to an accident, and injured librarians could make a claim for compensation against their employers. Think carefully about what caused your accident – were you being careless or has your employer been negligent?
If you tripped over a box of books, it could be that a colleague left them lying around, creating a trip hazard. Perhaps you were trying to solve a PC issue for a customer and have received an electric shock from faulty equipment. Or maybe you tripped on damaged flooring or loose carpet and have suffered serious ankle or leg injuries that have left you unable to work for some time. In any of these scenarios, your employer could be deemed liable for your injuries, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from us at any time, whatever your situation.
Are you eligible to claim?
Contrary to what some people believe, you don’t need to have suffered a life-changing injury to be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Even a minor injury which has since healed could mean you have a viable claim, if it can be proven that your employer’s negligence has caused your accident. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you’ll be able to find out not only whether you have a viable claim but also how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton