The office kitchen is the heart of any office – it’s where the best gossip gets shared and where morning coffees are made to set you up for a busy, productive day at work. Yet because office kitchens can be such busy places (and because your colleagues are often not as tidy as you’d like), there is the potential for accidents to occur.
Slipping in the office kitchen could happen when you least expect it, leaving you suffering from back pain or a sprained ankle and leading to time off work to recover – that’s going to affect your bank balance.
What happened to cause your accident?
You’d be surprised how often we hear from someone after slipping in the office kitchen. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim compensation for office accidents, and we could help you too. But how did your accident happen?
- Spilled tea or coffee on the kitchen floor led to you slipping and falling
- A leaking fridge or water cooler created a wet, slippery floor surface which led to your accident
- Spilled food caused your slip accident
In all of these scenarios, somebody else could be found to be to blame for your accident. The colleague who spilt tea and failed to clean it up, or the manager who dripped sauce from their lunch all over the floor and left it there.
It could be that your employer is held liable for your injuries after failing to fix a faulty fridge or water cooler that leaked and caused a slippery surface.
But there’s no need to live in fear of the office kitchen – you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame.
We have 15 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims, and because we know that an accident can affect you financially, our lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee service.
Going to court
Don’t freak out at the idea of going to court to claim personal injury compensation – it’s normal to feel daunted at the prospect, but most personal injury claims are settled out of court, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend a hearing.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to support you throughout the claims process and our expert advisers are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
So if you have suffered injuries after slipping in the office kitchen, why not call us on 0800 689 0500 and see if you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation?
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton