Working in an office is hardly the most dangerous job in the world, but there are still hazards lurking that could leave you injured. If you have been injured by faulty office equipment, instead of asking yourself who is to blame, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer and find out if you can make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. It could be that your employer was responsible for your accident, so why should you have to suffer in silence if you’ve been hurt as a result?
How have you been injured?
You might be thinking, “But office equipment isn’t dangerous,” but that’s where you’d be wrong. It’s possible to be seriously injured by faulty office equipment, and you might sustain any of the following injuries if things go wrong at your office:
- Electric shock from a printer, photocopier or even the office coffee machine
- Eye or facial injuries from flying debris from the printer or photocopier
- Falling from a faulty stepladder whilst trying to reach files, resulting in a back injury or a broken ankle
- Burns or scalds from a faulty office coffee machine
- Back or neck injuries caused by a faulty office chair collapsing or lowering itself suddenly
- Crush injuries if a faulty desk collapses on you
It doesn’t matter whether you have been seriously injured or have suffered minor injuries which required medical treatment – your employer could still be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation. It’s their responsibility to ensure that equipment is maintained to a safe standard, and if this hasn’t happened, they could be at fault.
I can’t afford to make a claim
Unfortunately, many people who have been injured by faulty office equipment miss out on the opportunity to make a claim as they don’t think they can afford the legal fees. They wait too long and then the three-year time limit to claim has passed. With Accident Advice Helpline, you can make a 100% no win, no fee claim, so there are no fees to worry about upfront. It’s even free to call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500, to get confidential advice from one of our expert advisors. There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim either, so you really do have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us today. We’re here to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: June 13, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton