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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for office kitchen accidents


    Many people who work in offices will have a kitchen on-site they can use for making tea, coffee and storing their lunch.

    Often there will be a microwave as well, which is used for heating up lunches prepared at home and sometimes preparing ready meals.

    Office kitchen accidents can occasionally happen in these settings but they are rare. This is typically because the kitchen will generally be quite a safe place to be.

    It is up to the office manager or owner of the business that provides the kitchen to ensure it is up to health and safety standards so it does not pose a potential danger in any way.

    How might office kitchen accidents occur?

    Sometimes accidents are just that – simple accidents. For example if you boil the kettle and you aren’t looking where you are pouring the water when the time comes to do so, you might end up pouring it over your skin.

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    On the other hand you might end up sustaining an injury through no fault of your own. For example if the electrical equipment is not regularly checked and something goes wrong with it to give you a shock, this could amount to negligence.

    This is a rare occasion and there are other examples of potential injuries that are perhaps more likely to crop up. For example you might trip over a worn carpet in the kitchen area or hurt yourself by slipping over on the rubbish coming out of an overflowing bin. It would be the responsibility of the people who owned the business to make sure nothing like this happened.

    Recovering from injuries

    The injuries you receive would influence the amount of time it might take to recover. In any event it might lead to time off work or the need to seek treatment for whatever injuries you have.

    For example you may be unable to perform your usual duties, and you could find it hard to do other things in your life as well.

    Make sure you call us here at Accident Advice Helpline if you want to find out whether you have the chance to make a no win, no fee claim.

    Compensation might be payable in your case but you need proper no-obligation advice from the experts on 0800 689 0500 first, so call us here today to find out more information while you can.

    Date Published: August 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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