When you run your own business moving into new office space can be an exciting time. This is especially true if you are in a period of expansion which sees you moving out of the “spare room” or off the kitchen table.
However, with moving into your new office space comes its own problems – especially if there are health and safety concerns associated with your new accommodation.
Duty of Care
When you rent any space, whether it be a home for living in or an office to work in, the owners, or the people responsible for the upkeep of the premises, have a duty of care, a legal responsibility, to ensure that it is safe for you to inhabit.
If they do not live up to the expectations placed upon them, and you or a member of your team are injured as a result, then you could be entitled to make a North Dorset no win no fee claim against them.
Types of accidents
The types of accidents our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors often see when it comes to injuries in office spaces involve problems with flooring. This can range from loose carpet tiles to uneven paths outside the office building. Spillages or water pooled as a result of leaks can also cause problems on tiled flooring areas as these will often lead to slips.
Accidents can also occur in the toilet facilities of such areas. Our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors have worked on cases where people have severely scalded themselves after using the hot water taps in such areas, unaware that the hot water coming from them is actually boiling. In such a situation our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors say that a simple sign, advising of the potential risks and dangers, is enough to discharge the duty of care and to avoid litigation being taken.
Speak to our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors today
If you think you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation following an accident and personal injury in your office space, then please contact our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors today.
It is important that you do not leave it too long to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as you only have three years in which to initiate a claim from the date of your injury.
If you do not want to speak to someone directly at first you can simply take our 30 second test to find out whether or not you are legally entitled to make a claim. We can also then give you a good indication as to how much your claim for compensation might be worth to you.
Our North Dorset no win no fee solicitors will do all they can to ensure you get the maximum you are entitled to.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown