Office workers have injuries too
Most people are aware that if they have had an accident at work then they could be entitled to make a Corby no win no fee claim. However, many people believe that such accidents are only valid if they occur in particularly dangerous environments where it is clear that suitable precautions should have been taken. However, this is not the case.
Every single worker has a right to a safe and hazard-free working environment. Where it is not possible to ensure 100% safety then steps must be taken by employers to ensure that the risk of injury is minimal. For example, when working with heavy and dangerous machinery, full training should be given and protection offered in the form of personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hats, goggles or reinforced shoes.
As part of this myth surrounding known dangerous working environments, many office workers think that they would not be able to make a Corby no win no fee claim for any injuries they sustain whilst in the work place. This is not the case. Office workers have just as much right to a safe work environment as everyone else and, unfortunately, offices can prove to be quite dangerous places.
Accidents in the office
Over the years our solicitors have helped make hundreds of successful Corby no win no fee claims for people who have been injured whilst working in an office. While the work itself may not be particularly dangerous, the environment can be, and this is what tends to lead to the most accidents and injuries.
For example, you could make a Corby no win no fee claim if you trip over uneven paving on the way in to your office building. Your employer, or the owner of the premises that you are working in, has a legal duty to ensure that the environment is safe and free from hazards or dangers. This would mean that the property should be inspected regularly and any concerns noticed should be repaired immediately.
A Corby no win no fee claim could also be made if the premises were not well maintained. This could be down to repairs that have not been fixed, perhaps a loose floorboard or carpet tile could cause a tripping accident. It might be that general housekeeping is not up to standard and spillages are left to cause a problem rather than being dealt with.
Could you win a Corby no win no fee claim?
Why not take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test today to find out not only if you could make a Corby no win no fee claim, but how much your claim could be worth.
Our solicitors will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we can provide you with free no-obligation advice if you give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th October 2014
Author: David Brown