Of all the people who head off to work in an office each day, very few of them ever come home with an injury or two. Indeed, injured office workers are a rare breed, and whenever an injury is sustained it is often down to clumsiness or some similar reason.
It is rare that someone would be injured in an office due to the negligence of someone else entirely.
Health and safety is something we’re all quite familiar with. Employers in particular should be more than familiar with it, since they are required by law to ensure their workplaces adhere to every aspect of this law. If this doesn’t happen and someone is hurt, they could be found negligent in some way.
Examples of injured office workers
There are all kinds of examples we could give you here, but in reality of course very few people are injured at work. However when things do go wrong there is a chance they might be injured in a number of ways. For example a slip or fall could result in a bang to the head or a broken bone.
If someone lifts a delivery into the office incorrectly they could suffer a back injury. Psychological injuries are also possible if the workplace does nothing to prevent them from happening. We all know people who have been signed off with stress and depression as a result of working in a negative environment for a long time.
The responsibility of the employer is to make sure none of their employees are put into a situation where they might sustain an injury, either physically or mentally. If they do not do this and someone is injured, that person could make a claim against them.
Does your injury warrant compensation?
The severity of the injury is not the most important thing to think about here. You should instead think about whether or not your employer – or indeed another employee – was to blame in some way. Negligence leads to all kinds of problems and accidents in life, and it can happen in the office too.
Accident Advice Helpline knows this only too well. We can provide a no win, no fee claims process for you that could result in a successful compensation claim. To find out whether this might work for you, just pick up the phone and call 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead