Offices are not usually hazardous places. However, accidents can and do happen. Office accidents often seem trivial, but if you have been injured and your employer was to blame, you should not resign yourself to a life of pain and suffering.
Take action against your employer – file a claim for negligence
The most common injuries sustained as a result of office accidents in Rainham include:
- Back injuries from lifting heavy objects
If you regularly lift heavy objects, your employer should provide you with manual handling training. If your employer fails to do so, and you sustain a back injury as a result of their negligence, you could file a claim against your employer.
- Head injuries from slips, trips and falls
The most common types of accidents in the office are slips, trips and falls, which tend to be caused by slippery floors, unexpected obstacles in walkways and trailing cables. Slip, trip and fall accidents can cause a range of injuries, including head injuries, muscle strains, broken bones and dislocations.
- Repetitive strain injury from repetitive movements made over a period of time
Repetitive strain injury is a catch-all term used to describe a number of conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. Repetitive movements, such as typing, and bad ergonomic planning, tend to cause these common conditions. Some of the symptoms of RSI can become severe and as a result of this, RSI compensation settlements can be fairly substantial.
If you believe that your employer has failed in their duty to comply with health and safety regulations, you may be able to recover compensation for your office-based work injury claim. If you have suffered injuries that have not been listed above, do not worry! If your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence, you will still be able to make a claim through an accident lawyer in Rainham.
Boost your chances of success – call the Accident Advice Helpline and hire an accident lawyer in Rainham
To find out more about the claims process, simply pick up the phone and give one of our helpful advisors a call, or provide us with your details via our 30-second test. We will take down the details of your accident, and put you in touch with a specialist accident lawyer in Rainham. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell