Do you need to make office accident claims?
Although there are increasing amounts of health and safety guidelines which apply to workplaces, many employees still suffer injuries or accidents at work. While some jobs may necessarily involve some form of risk of injury, many people assume that an office is a relatively safe place in which to work.
In actual fact, numerous office workers experience harm in the workplace. While most injuries may not be life-threatening, this doesn’t mean that you can’t make office accident claims for them. If you’re hurt at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make office accident claims and obtain compensation from your employer’s insurer.
Some injuries may be one-off occurrences, such as a trip or fall, but many office workers suffer ongoing symptoms. Due to the nature of office work, many employees experience repetitive strain injuries from using computers or from working in one place continuously. Similarly, many employees find that they suffer with ongoing back problems because there are required to sit at a desk for the majority of their working day.
If you find that you are struggling with symptoms of an ongoing injury, you may find that you could make office accident claims and successfully obtain compensation. In addition to this, many employers will be obliged to make some changes to the workplace so that you’re not injured further, and other employees are protected as well.
If you’re suffering with back problems, for example, your employer may be able to adjust your desk or obtain a specialist chair for you to use so that you’re not in pain or suffering. If you think there may be responsible adjustments that your employer could make to help your condition or injury, you may want to talk to them sooner rather than later.
Although many people find it difficult to make a claim against an existing employer, if you’ve been hurt at work and it wasn’t your fault then you’re perfectly entitled to do so and you won’t suffer any negative consequences in the workplace.
If you’ve been hurt at work and think you might be eligible to make office accident claims, why not contact us to find out more? At Accident Advice Helpline we handle a variety of claims, so we’re always able to offer advice regarding a potential claim.
We even offer free no-obligation advice, so it’s easy to find out more about making a compensation claim without incurring any fees. To find out more, or to make office accident claims today, why not contact us? We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we’re always on hand to help with your claim when you need us.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll do our very best to help you get your claim started.
Date Published: 1st March 2014