There are a lot of risks in the modern world that, if not managed correctly, can result in injury. When you are at work, it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that all of these risks are managed effectively. If your employer has been negligent in doing so, and you have been injured as a result, our dedicated team here at Accident Advice Helpline, can offer you expert legal help in Waltham Forest to file a personal injury claim.
Claiming for accidents in the office
We tend to think of offices as being amongst the safest places to work, and by and large this is probably true – they are certainly safer than the average factory or construction site, for example. However, they are not completely without their risks and there are a number of things that can happen in an office for which you could claim compensation. They include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Falling objects
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Injury by faulty goods
If you have been injured in any of these, or any other, ways in the office, you could claim compensation.
When would I need expert legal help in Waltham Forest?
You can only claim compensation for an injury sustained in the office in certain circumstances. Most importantly, the accident that caused your injuries must have been caused by someone else. Typically, this will mean that another person was negligent in their duty of care, resulting in your injury. This could be something as simple as not signposting a slippery floor, or something as serious as your employer completely disregarding Health and Safety legislation, resulting in a serious injury.
You could also claim for a condition such as Repetitive Strain Injury if you are able to prove that your employer did not take steps, such as providing ergonomic keyboards and adequate breaks, resulting in soft tissue strain and injury whilst typing.
Advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you feel that you have a good case for personal injury compensation, it is usually a very good idea to employ one of our personal injury solicitors, who have over 15 years’ of experience in dealing with similar claims.
By doing so, you can take the weight off your shoulders, as our solicitor will deal with every aspect of your case on your behalf, and we will do this on a no win no fee basis for additional peace of mind.
For expert legal help in Waltham Forest, call Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call us free on 0800 689 0500 from any UK landline, or you can call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Calls from mobiles will incur a charge.
Date Published: 2nd September 2015
Author: David Brown