Tripping over some box files left lying around in the office or falling after catching your heel on trailing computer cables might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re suffering from back pain or shoulder pain in the weeks following your accident, ask yourself this – am I to blame for my accident?
Accidents which lead to personal injury in an office are often the result of negligence and if this has happened to you, claiming personal injury compensation could be an option. You’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer, and with 15 years’ experience and a recommendation from consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline is ahead of the pack.
Negligence in the workplace
Negligence is a broad term which could describe a range of different actions and situations. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your office is a safe place to work – for example making sure it’s clean and tidy, servicing equipment when it is broken etc.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury in an office and your employer could have done more to prevent your accident from occurring, we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Commonly sustained office injuries include:
- Bruises and broken bones, strains or sprains after a slip, trip or fall – such as tripping over loose cables or slipping on a wet floor
- Manual handling injuries from lifting heavy boxes or files
- Scalds from hot drinks being spilt
- Electrocution or crush injuries from faulty equipment such as office printers and photocopiers
- Head injuries after being hit by objects falling from height
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries from a poorly configured workstation
- Repetitive strain injuries from tasks such as typing
Provided it has been less than three years since your accident, you could make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and it’s easy to find out how much compensation you could receive. Just take the 30-second test on our website right now.
A dangerous place to work?
OK, so offices are not the most dangerous working environment out there, but negligence can easily lead to accidents occurring, and your employer shouldn’t be allowed to walk away scot-free.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get advice after your accident and find out whether you have a viable claim. If office injuries have left you in pain and suffering from loss of earnings, you deserve to be compensated, so get in touch with us today.
Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you don’t need to worry about how you’ll pay those legal bills.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton