Have you been injured as a result of an accident that happened in an office? If you have then you will be entitled to compensation. People think that offices are very safe places to work and to a certain extent this is true however accidents can still happen. An accident solicitor in North Water Bridge will be able to assist you claim the compensation that you are entitled to.
Every year there are a number of accidents that happen within an office environment. The injuries that people sustain as a result of these accidents can mean that they need to have time off work. A lot of the accidents that happen are because the employers have failed to deliver a duty of care towards their employees.
There are many different office related injuries that can happen and these include:
Tripping – Trailing wires that are not tidied away correctly or other obstacles in areas where people are walking can cause accidents.
Carbon monoxide poisoning – this can happen when there is a broken appliance that burns fuel, for example gas boilers that are faulty as the gas is not released safely.
Repetitive strain – bad working practices can cause injuries from repetitive strain. One of the main causes of this type of accident is typing.
Slipping – Wet floors and courtyards that are icy can be dangerous. This type of injury can be painful and it can lead to broken bones.
Electric shock – this type of injury is usually caused by equipment that is faulty and electrical products that are untested.
Back injuries – if your job involves lifting anything that is remotely heavy you should receive proper training so that you are able to do it safely. If an injury happens and you have not been properly trained then the employer will be at fault.
Making a claim for compensation – accident solicitor in North Water Bridge
When it comes to claiming the compensation that you are entitled to there are really two main options which include an accident solicitor in North Water Bridge or a national company such as Accident Advice Helpline. There are pros and cons to both of the options because a local injury solicitor would enable you to deal face to face, however a national company will have more relevant experience. If you have decided that you would like a national company to represent you give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
When you first make contact the professional advisers will ask questions to enable them to determine what has happened and they can then appoint an appropriate solicitor. Once the appropriate solicitor has been appointed they will make contact with you and discuss how the case for compensation will work. The appointed solicitor will deal with all of the paperwork and will keep you informed of what is happening all the way through the claim process right up until you receive your compensation.
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown