Office accident at work claim cases are one of the most varied sectors of personal injury work. There is a team of personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline who are dedicated to this sort of claim. Their task is to help people who have been injured in workplace accidents that were not their own fault to make an office accident at work claim.
However, the types of office accident at work claim cases that we work on are very different. Here is an example of one of them.
Office accident at work claim case
Millions of people work in offices in the UK. They are generally considered to be a safe working environment and the majority of workers do not suffer any accidents at all. However, there are some unlucky employees who do end up getting hurt in office accidents. There are several ways in which this can happen.
Slips, trips and falls are probably the most common. A slip usually happens when a slippery substance is on the floor surface. This can happen if water has leaked or been spilt for example. There are several sources of water in an office environment such as pipes, air conditioning units and water dispensers. Employers have a duty to make sure that spillages are promptly spotted and cleared up. Remedial action and repairs should be carried out promptly to make sure that further spillages do not happen.
Trips usually happen when there is an object on the floor that an employee was not expecting to be there. This may be a pile of papers, stationary or some trailing cables. The lighting may have been poor or the floor surface may have been worn or poorly maintained. Under these circumstances it may be possible to show that the employer was at fault for the trip and Accident Advice Helpline can help you make an office accident at work claim for compensation.
A fall is one of the more serious office accident at work claim cases. Office workers sometimes have to access files or equipment which is stored at a high level and if appropriate stools and steps are not provided and they hurt themselves in a fall then a claim for compensation may be possible. This may not seem like a fall from a great height but even falls from just a metre off the ground can result in nasty injuries such as dislocated shoulders, broken arms and sprained ankles.
All of these injuries have the potential to affect the normal everyday lives of the injured person. It is in this way that they can affect the financial circumstances of the family as well. There may be a loss of wages. Also, there may be extra expenses to pay such as:
- Travelling to hospital appointments
- Travelling to outpatient appointments
- Childcare expenses (e.g. nurseries or childminders)
- Personal care expenses (e.g. help with washing and dressing)
- Household help expenses (e.g. help with housework)
Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyers know just how to claim for these expenses as part of your compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline numbers 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry